This story is a nice fuck you to all the trolls and (often!) hypocritical virginity fetishist stories about fuzzy lollypops, chewed gum, wilted roses, and tape with sweater lint. Check it out
A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it...?" Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.
"My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We may feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.
The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special-Don't EVER forget it." If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it may bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.
I'm not sure of the original source. I found it reposted on my personal Facebook page. It's almost certain the original author didn't have virginity per se in mind, but what I really appreciate about the parable is that it generalizes the fallacy of seeing people as things.
Update: Just wanted to promote a comment, below, by Jose.
If you notice, all the analogies used to keep people virgin are objects, things. The idea is you're supposed to be someone's private property. Sure, I don't want used objects, new objects are cooler. But people aren't objects. Different rules apply to people, therefore no analogy concerning objects is possible.
Excellent point: while the $20 bill metaphor correctly resets the gum/sucker/tape/rosebud metaphors it's till a metaphor about things, not people. His second paragraph is also excellent but you should read the comments to find it. This blog has great commenters.