Chaste, I despise that word. Here I am, a slightly self possessed woman of sixteen and all my parents advise is, “Remain chaste.” I may only be sixteen, but I don’t like being in the conventional position of most women my age, sitting with a dowry just waiting for my prince to come.
I want to devour life, lie naked in a field of sprouting white sweet clover, exhaust myself in pagan pleasures, see more of the world. I want to travel to see what the world has to offer. I want to be fawned over by lots of eager young men, ready to animate me into submissions of delight.
I want to live life to the fullest!