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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Single, sexy... and celibate?

  • Is staying celibate a dating hurdle or nearly impossible?
  • Charreah Jackson is the editor of Essence Magazine
  • Kenny Pugh is a love and money columnist for

Scenario: You're dating someone and the chemistry is undeniable. You have great conversation and it's hard to say goodnight. Things are progressing naturally when the person 'fesses up a big secret: they are a "born again" virgin or waiting until marriage to be intimate. Would it matter to you?

Big names like Tim Tebow, Jordin Sparks and Lolo Jones have sworn off sex until marriage. Although some people may embrace it, others are asking-- is it realistic? Natasha Curry sat down with two people who know all about staying celibate-- Charreah Jackson and Kenny Pugh.

In the March copy of Essence magazine, editor Jackson wrote an article all about staying true to yourself and your beliefs while dating. Kenny Pugh, a love and money columnist-- is also a celibate man. He penned the relationship and pro-abstinence book, Can You Do It Standing Up?

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