A group of South African virgins explained that they were in no hurry to have pleasure with men despite the pressures imposed on them.
The virgins of Ekurhuleni were told to have premarital sezx, otherwise the “salt” would fill their heads. But they have an answer for their critics: “Sorry, we are not in a hurry and we do not have salt!”
Snegugu Radebe, 22, living in Daveyton, said that staying clean is a personal choice. “I choose to remain a virgin because I want God to bless me with a man who will value me. We are often told that we do not know what we are missing and that we are instead accumulating salt.”
“I advise girls not to rush to have sezx. They must respect each other. This will protect them from STDs.”
Their godmother, Dumazile Maphanga, said the girls were checked monthly to make sure they were still virgins. “If they break their virginity, they leave the group.”
We teach them to be vigilant and not to give in to pressure from their peers.