gisele2.jpgBrazilian super model Gisele Bundchen issued a challenge this week. In response to the Pope’s visit to her country and the Catholic Church’s stance on contraceptives and abortion, she said, according to Reuters:

“Today no one is a virgin when they get married … show me someone who’s a virgin!”…
Asked about abortion, she said…
”If she thinks she doesn’t have the money or the emotional condition to raise a child, why should she give birth?’…
“‘It’s ridiculous to ban contraceptives – you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive.”

(Forced contraception? And Bundchen says the Pope is “ridiculous”?)
Bundchen added this, according to the AP….

“How is it possible to not want people to use condoms and also not have abortions? It’s impossible, I’m sorry.”

kaka.jpgWhoops, turns out it is possible not to behave like animals. Bundchen’s virgin challenge was quickly answered by another Brazilian, soccer star Kaka:

In an interview for the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, the soccer idol…said that he and his wife Caroline had waited until they were married, and “that time was important, as it tested our love.”
The interview with Kaka, who is an Evangelical Christian, appeared just after Bundchen gained worldwide attention by saying: “Today there is no woman who is a virgin when she marries.”
Kaka… told Vanity Fair: “The Bible teaches that true love waits until marriage…If our life today is so beautiful, I think it is because we waited.”

Are there other reasons besides religious to remain a virgin until marriage?
Can even free love supporters think of any? Wouldn’t you honestly rather marry a virgin?
[Hat tip: via Dr. Frank]