Posts tagged "purity balls"

Boyfriend Bears: The Stuffed Animal Hymen-Protector You Never Wanted

Where do I even begin here? Earlier today, I was alerted to the existence of a bizarre product called Boyfriend Bears -- stuffed bears marketed to teenage Christian girls looking to preserve their "purity" (read: hymen) for their future husbands. I guess a ring just isn't enough these days. They are bears with which one i…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 6, 2015

“The Virgin Daughters” Examines The Creepy Purity Movement

"The Virgin Daughters" is a documentary directed by Jane Treays (which aired in the U.K. last year) that follows a group of fathers and daughters as they prepare to attend a Purity Ball in Colorado Springs. I'm not sure if or when it will air in the U.S., but you can watch clips online and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2009