Dear Fr. Francois,
I'm not a catholic but I feel I can talk to you. You help so many people get out of sticky situations; I just know you can help me, too.
I am a 14-year-old girl from Somerset, Kentucky. I am a freshman at the high school. I play volley ball and girl's soft ball. I have had the same, boring boyfriend since the fifth grade. He wants to start...you know, petting. He says he wants to go to third base.
Even though I play soft ball, I don't know what going to third base means. Can you tell me if you think it's OK for a 14-year-old girl to let her boyfriend go to third base? Even if he is a nerd, he's better than nothing. I don't want to be alone. What should I do?
Do you know what a 14-year-old girl in Kentucky is called?
An old maid.