Never Been Kissed
TLC gives virgins good old-fashioned “TLC” in new special The Virgin Diaries
It's no secret that we live in a culture where sex sells and one can only assume that, as a result, people feel increasingly pressured to not become the “40-year-old virgin.” But there are also those that choose to ignore that stigma and prefer to wait until marriage before losing their virginity, and there is completely nothing wrong with that. Except for when you decide to broadcast the fact that you’re an inexperienced virgin to the rest of the world.
That’s basically the premise of TLC’s newest reality special, The Virgin Diaries. The special, which airs tonight, follows a group of 20 to 30-something year old virgins as they “go through the trials and tribulations of being a virgin in a sexually charged culture,” and boy, are there some serious trials and tribulations.
The trailer for the show has gone completely viral in just two days and understandably so. In it, a 35-year old bachelor named Carey admits that he’s “not a virgin entirely by choice,” while three other women say they’re simply waiting until they meet their husbands.
The real kicker, and what has everyone talking, comes from Ryan, 31, and Shana, 27, a couple who, in addition to saving their virginity until marriage, decided to save their first kiss together until marriage. That long-awaited kiss is featured in the trailer.
It’s difficult to describe their first kiss; it’s almost as if two aliens sat down, watched hours and hours of horrible romantic comedies, seared that big grand finale kiss in their brains and then at the last minute, à la Bill O'Reilly, decided, “fuck it, we’ll do it live!” Take a look for yourself in the video below. The kiss starts at about 15 seconds in with more “chewy” goodness at the end.
The Virgin Diaries premieres tonight at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central on TLC.