Yvonne Orji

Actress Yvonne Orji (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for HBO)

Last week on Twitter, a heated debate got started over actress Yvonne Orji’s decision to remain celibate until she is married. I had some thoughts on that debate, and I wrote about them in a commentary for The Root.

When we say we want women to be free to make their own sexual choices, do we only mean that when the choice is one that we would make for ourselves? When we say that women should have agency over their own bodies, do we mean only if that agency is not influenced by other personal convictions or beliefs? Do we only want women to be free to make their own choices with their bodies when that choice involves sharing it with someone else?

Read “Mind Your Own Vagina: On Yvonne Orji, Adult Virgins and Personal Sexual Choices