Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? [NOOK Book]

Overview

Every teenage girl craves male attention. But how does she know when and where to draw the line? What if she's already stepped over that line? And how can she find her way back? In a culture where hookups and friends-with-benefits are commonplace, how far is too far when it comes to the physical?

The technical virgin, a term becoming all too familiar with Christian teens, is someone who believes in abstinence but allows loopholes in their ...
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Overview

Every teenage girl craves male attention. But how does she know when and where to draw the line? What if she's already stepped over that line? And how can she find her way back? In a culture where hookups and friends-with-benefits are commonplace, how far is too far when it comes to the physical?

The technical virgin, a term becoming all too familiar with Christian teens, is someone who believes in abstinence but allows loopholes in their physical relationships, thereby compromising true purity. In this new book, Hayley DiMarco takes a look at what purity really is. With her straightforward, in-your-face writing, she shows girls

- what they are really saying about themselves through their sexy actions
- what happens when purity is reduced to a technicality
- what words like abstinence and commitment really mean
- what God says on the subject of purity

With candid advice, personal insight, and tough truth from God's Word, Hayley DiMarco will help teen girls understand who they are so they can make informed, godly decisions about purity and sex.
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Barbara Johnston
Although targeted to a conservative Christian market, DiMarco's book on technical virginity examines many issues that concern girls. How far is too far? The book stops short of stating where to draw the line, but it underscores that most sexual behavior before marriage, although not precipitating virginity loss, goes way too far. Using Webster's definition of intercourse-physical sexual contact that involves the genitalia of at least one person-DiMarco implodes the "technical virgin" myth by categorizing many encounters, including oral and anal sex, as intercourse. The nine short chapters have enticing titles-"Innocent Flirting or Sexual Foreplay?"-but still pack somber messages. Massages and tickle fights are sex games that are foreplay. Another chapter, "Friends with Benefits" (hooking up for the physical), describes a relationship quagmire that cheapens participants, is akin to prostitution, and emphasizes that oral sex is not just kissing. Other topics-some controversial such as classifying chick flicks and romance novels as female porn-include the loss of emotional virginity and how sexual activity can lead to depression. While scripture verses reinforce moral values, DiMarco's conversational tone and hip language add relevance. And if a girl has gone too far, DiMarco shows how to obtain God's grace through repentance and change. Beautiful black-and-white photographs capturing young couples in tender moments add considerable appeal while sobering sidebars-51 percent of teen marriages end in divorce before the age of twenty-four-reinforce the book's serious message. Purchase for church libraries and public libraries where there is a demand for such material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585582303
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 349,610
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hayley DiMarco writes and creates cutting-edge books that connect with the multitasking mind-set through her company, Hungry Planet. She has written and co-written numerous best-selling books for both teens and adults, including Dateable, Marriable, Sexy Girls, Mean Girls, and Mean Girls All Grown Up. Hayley has also spoken at conferences like Women of Faith. She and her husband, Michael, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hayley DiMarco is the founder of Hungry Planet, where she writes and creates cutting-edge books that connect with the multitasking mind-set. She has written and cowritten numerous bestselling books for both teens and adults, including Dateable, Mean Girls, Sexy Girls, B4UD8, God Girl, and the God Girl Bible. Hayley lives with her husband and daughter in Tennessee.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

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    A pretty helpfil book

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    Posted August 29, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Advie girl

    Depends on how you use the word, but it's pretty much a fancy way of saying virgin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Whats virginity?

    Whats virginity respong to advie girl

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    Posted August 20, 2011

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