In an interview with the Paris Review in , Jeffrey Eugenides admitted that the title of his career-launching debut, The Virgin Suicides , was meant to elicit a strong reaction. The story unfolds during a hot s summer, somewhere around Detroit. Cecilia, the youngest Lisbon sister, slashes her wrists but is rescued before she bleeds to death. The Virgin Suicides made an impact nearly as dramatic. For readers, its compressed time frame distills the haziness of youth into a song of misplaced nostalgia. The girls themselves are kept at a distance, floaty figures who blend into a tantalizing, if murky, composite — a prepackaged ensemble of femininity.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. While it was once unheard of to know someone who'd had premarital sex or, at least, someone willing to admit it , many millennials would now be hard-pressed to point toward someone who waited to have sex. It seems that the old idiom, "Why would anyone buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? While both idioms bring funny images to mind, they're far from light-hearted. At their roots, both sayings attempt to police other people's sexual choices , whether that's through telling them that it's bad to have sex before marriage, or that it's dumb to marry someone before you know whether or not they're good in bed. Many people on the "don't buy the car" side claim that not having sex before marriage means that you risk tying yourself to someone who can't give you what you want.
Check out our pick of the shows you can watch right now, plus we round up some of the other awesome shows landing in On Demand over August. Guess how many episodes of Ben 10 are available in On Demand? Three hundred! Join Ben Tennyson, a year-old boy who uses his Omnitrix device to transform into one of ten different alien alter egos, all with their own skillsets and powers.
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