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Purity Pledge

The Problem With 'Waiting For Marriage'

Mandy Velez | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Mandy Velez

The argument to "wait until marriage" puts sex so high on a pedestal that love and exploration -- what sex is truly about -- are lost to fear and uncertainty. It makes any kind of sex before marriage experience (good, or bad, or ugly) look like a failure when, in reality, those experiences can teach us a lot about ourselves, our wants and our desires.

Heloise Imagined Herself Naked: the Sexy Scholar at Christian College

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

My beautiful Christian intellectual girl had a capacity for lust -- and not toward me! -- that I thought was off-limits. It was the sort of sin I was constantly beating myself up over, and to voice it in mixed company!

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...

How An Abstinence Pledge Ruined My Marriage

Posted 05.31.2013 | Divorce

Should you wait until marriage to have sex? It's an ongoing debate, but for author Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, the answer is a resounding, "no." ...

5 Reasons Every Couple Should Have Sex Before Marriage

Posted 05.26.2013 | Weddings

Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir A lot of teens these days are taking something called the "purity pledge," wherein they vow...

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...

County Wants Candidates To Sign Purity Pledge

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Republican Party in a small, conservative South Carolina county expects its candidates to lower taxes. They also expect the...

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 ...