This isn't the first time I've heard of virgins compared to supernatural beings. The vampire comparison, however, is a first.
Highly Intelligent Studious Male: "I've been thinking..."
Me: "Uh-Oh. Always dangerous, go on..."
Studious Male, grinning: "Virgins are kind-of a rare phenomenon...one that is talked of, but rarely seen. Supernatural, you know? Like a myth."
Me: "Like a Greek goddess!"
Studious Male: "Yeah...or a vampire."
Me: "A vampire?
Studious Male: "Why not? Think about it--vampires are naturally sensual; they have amazing strength; they're alluring, yet a mystery. Virgins aren't all that different. They're innocently sexy, their inner strength is unparalleled, and they are, undoubtedly, a mystery."
So, while watching Being Human on BBC America (it's a drama/mystery about a vampire, ghost, and werewolf trying to live normal lives in a not-so-normal way), I realized Studious Male may have a bizarre point. In the show, the vampire believes in abstaining from drinking blood. It suddenly dawned on me: some vampires (like in Being Human or even Twilight) actually abstain (heck, Edward Cullen abstains from sex, too).
Granted, it's all a bit of a stretch, not to mention a little dark, but it's kind-of fun to think about. Let's face it, with all the negative stereotypes virgins have to deal with, isn't it nice to have one that we can have a little fun with and actually joke about?
Stereotype #8: SLAYED? STAKED? Nah, think I'll let this one stand...