What Berke Breathed mocks in this strip is a real phenomenon. Movie studios won't make G-rated movies. No one will go. "G" stands for "boring." So also, "virgin" is synonymous with "nerd." To be a virgin, at any point after 6th grade, is to be anti-social, deviant, and inwardly turned. Losing one's virginity is spoken of as though one has lost oppression, abuse, and chains.
What Berke Breathed mocks is real and sad. We, as a society, have lost our virginity. We have lost our virtue. So far gone is it, that we think vice is virtue.
Kyrie Eleison! I relate to my shut-ins more closely everyday. For what is the holy trinity of shut-in conversation? 1. It sucks to get old. 2. Medicine is too expensive. 3. The world is going to Hell in a handbasket and I feel sorry for kids these days. I never used to agree with them so enthusiastically as I do now.