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A mum has been praised after explaining why she's teaching her daughters there is "no such thing as virginity".
Cayce LaCorte's video went viral on TikTok after she took part in a challenge and answered the question "name something about the way you raised your kids that people think is weird but you think is healthy."
The author replied with an answer that caused a stir online, but also received a lot of praise.
She responded to the question in a video to her 36,000 followers and said: "I'm raising my five daughters to believe that there is no such thing as virginity.
"It is a patriarchal concept used to control women and serves no purpose other than making women feel bad about ourselves.
The clip has received over 500,000 likes and has been shared more than 27,000 times.
She went on to say: "Just because some guy randomly sticks his penis in you at some point in your life, it does not change your worth, it's not changing who you are. It doesn't do anything other than it happened.
"Sex is important, it's a big deal, it should always be a big deal. It has nothing to do with your first time and it's just ridiculous and I get a lot of c**p from other mums saying 'Oh well don't you think that will make your daughters promiscuous?'
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"I was like, no. I'm raising them to be good people and have solid foundations and like make your own choices and make smart, intelligent choices, not because some book says not to."
The comments section, with more than 22,000 messages, had blown up as people discussed the parenting approach.
People were divided over the idea, with some really supporting it and others being unsure, reports The Mirror.
One person wrote: "OMG!!! As a therapist, there is much praise I want to drop here for you!!"
Another said: "We need to normalise this!!! You just shifted my perspective in 15 seconds, it makes so much sense. Thank you so much."
"Love this, always taught my daughters that it is more important to protect their credit score than their virginity," replied a third.
Someone else posted: "Why do I feel the same way but didn't realise I felt that way until hearing this?"
However, a different user asked: "How do you teach your daughters this? What about when they go to big school and it's all everyone talks about?"
"I think virginity is a legit thing," admitted a second. "People tend to put other meanings behind it tho and make it more than it actually is."
"Wow, I have no idea how to feel about this honestly, it goes against everything I was taught but my mind is blown and I kind of love it," added a fellow TikTok user.
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