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11 Things Everyone Should Know About Virginity Culture

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

How do you define losing your virginity? What is it that makes our v-cards so valuable? And why do we "lose" such a thing in the first place? Virg...

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Almasy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Almasy

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.

Emma Gray

How Myths About Virginity Harm Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

Virginity. Chastity. Purity. Your V-Card. The Big V. It’s the thing women are told not to “give up” but to “lose" eventually. It was the s...

Virgins, Bondage and the 'Magical Penis': Newsweek's Fail

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

There is no connection between the theme of submission/dominance and women's "possible" discomfort with economic successes and power.

Purity Rings, Balls And Now ... Purity Bear?

Emma Gray | Posted 03.25.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Yes, that's right ... the Purity Bear. It's not a joke or a parody, and this cuddly creature's aim is to keep teen boys away from the dangerous gates of female sexual temptation.

Teachers Instruct Dancers Faith groups step in as abstinence funds dry up

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, ASSOCIATED PRESS: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jeiel Ballard and his girlfriend, both 16, are dressed up in their best attire, re...

GOP Purity Test: Republican Party's Version of the Longest Suicide Note in History

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

You can tell the sun is setting on a once-great political party when it starts issuing angry, demonizing mission statements that seem deliberately devised to alienate as many moderate voters as possible.

Why Is America So Obsessed with Virginity?

Anastasia Kousakis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anastasia Kousakis

As a concept, virginity is more dangerous than not, because it puts us into these virgin or not categories, which doesn't really give us a very nuanced perspective or understanding of sexuality.

Purity Movement: Perspectives From Britain And Bill Maher (VIDEO)

Huffington Post via Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In a Times of London piece this weekend, Jane Treays offered a British perspective on America's increasingly popular 'purity movement': During my 10 ...