Virginity Harder Than Training for the Olympics

By Malia Karlinsky, GalTime Love/Sex Editor

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When it comes to dating, is virginity desirable?

The media is tingling with excitement over an interview Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones recently did on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

In the conversation with Mary Carillo, Jones reveals that, "Being a virgin is harder than training for the Olympics."

Oh, by the way, Lori "Lolo" Jones is 29 years old and an amazing athlete. The track and field superstar focuses on the 60 and 100 meter hurdles and is hoping to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.

Jones was expected to win the 100 Meter Hurdles in the 2008 Beijing Olympics but finished a disappointing seventh.

She's also a devout Christian and staunch supporter of just saying NO... to premarital sex.

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While some famous folks might have kept their private life (or lack thereof)... private, Jones has taken to Twitter to share with her followers the (ahem) ups and downs of being a 29-year-old virgin.

Very connected with her nearly 75,000 followers, Jones first shared her virgin "status" with them earlier this year. But that's not all.

As to what kind of guy she's waiting for... on March 14th, Jones tweeted "Single, Christian, non smoker, no kids with any baby mamas, have a job." Sounds pretty reasonable!

Virgin or not, the gorgeous and talented Jones might be as confused about relationships as the rest of us. Along with the occasional bible reference, retweets and general "Lolo" news, on April 24th she tweeted, "I just called my ex boyfriend 50 times (back to back) because, let's face it, for the next 24 hours, my crazy still can't top Pilar Sanders."

And April 26th, "If a guy doesn't return my call, I get mad they give NO reason but if twitter ppl tell me WHY they unfollow me, I get mad they do."

In the Real Sports interview, Jones even quips about her virginity, saying she'd be a good candiate for the sequel of Steve Carrell's The 40-Year-Old Virgin, "'I'm a little bit awkward like Steve Carell," she confided. "I could definitely play that role. I would love to."

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Jones isn't the first famous person to come out of the virginity closet. These celebs (many in the past) have proudly proclaimed-- or at least mentioned... their goal of chastity, many until marriage.

1. Susan Boyle, Singing Sensation

2. Tina Fey, Actress and Comedian

3. The Jonas Brothers, Pop Stars

4. Jessica Simpson, Reality TV Star

5. Brooke Shields, Actress and Model

6. Jordin Sparks, American Idol Winner

7. Britney Spears, Pop Princess

8. Taylor Swift, Country Music Sweetheart

9. Tim Tebow, Football Phenom

10. Carrie Underwood, Country Superstar

What do you think?

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