Many people I talk too can't stop laughing when I tell them I don't plan on having sex until I get married. They say I'm just being ridiculous and then criticize me saying "I should grow up". I don't get it, if Sex is all it's cracked up to be, why wouldn't I want to do it with the person I love? Why would I want to participate in something so great so casually with people I might not care about? I have nothing against people who do have sex casually. I don't see shame in people wanting to feel needed even if it's only physical. I'm not here to judge (I gave a different thread for that), But why is my view apparently so obtuse that it's bad? Maybe it's because I didn't grow up around the topic casually. I'm not really a fan of talking about it casually, and it's only easy for me to do it here cause there's a level of anonymity on the internet. EDIT 9/20/13: The views expressed in this OP, are no longer up to date and have changed.
For me all that matters is that it is with someone I love, doesn't have to be marriage just someone who cares about you as you do for them. Following that logic I have been with one person thus far for just over a year and eight months. (I am 17) To each there own at the end of the day, so long as you are not causing harm to anyone else do as you please for all I care