Keke Palmer may be all grown up, but she hasn’t lost her morals. The 20-year-old actress took to Twitter to express her frustration with women having to always give up the goods for a man before establishing a “real connection” with him.
“Why am I gonna have sex with you to find OUT if you can love me down the line? Shouldn’t you love me before we get there? Things happen, yes, but it’d be best to wait it out. Allow for a true connection to be made without physical intrusions,” said the newly announced BET host.
“People make it impossible to make real connections because they are too focused on getting to the sex! I mean, how can you expect to get to level ten when you haven’t passed steps 1-9.”
Palmer’s online manifesto isn’t surprising. The child star actress and singer often encourages youth and has long been championed as a great role model for girls of color.
She continued expressing her thoughts on abstinence:
We all have to be careful of the energy we let into our bodies. I’m out here trying to make REAL connections. My flesh will never be able to compare to what is in the HEART. It’s really disappointing though. Cause you can like someone & be shut out simply because you won’t put out. #pushfoward I value myself too much to play myself to the left in such a way. We are too good for that y’all, we deserve more.
Do not let your body guide you. Listen to your heart. The man you could be in the bed with may look fine on the outside. But he could be the enemy himself. It’s not even about titles. It’s about respect & appreciation. Whoever gets to have you must VALUE YOU. If the person you’re dealing with does not realize you are worth the effort & the time.. THEY DO NOT DESERVE YOU.
I shouldn’t have to give you all of me for you to invest. You need to believe just as I do in you, then you’ll be rewarded.
Young Palmer is wise beyond her years and makes some valid points. While sex is great, having it with the right person is even greater. Sometimes holding out is the better choice.
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