Posts tagged "purity rings"

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 bear…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 6, 2015

Girl Talk: I Dated A “True Love Waits” Christian

I grew up in a small town. It was in the “heartland”– the middle of the country, yet everyone had twangy Southern accents. The town didn’t have much money or restaurants or people. But we did have churches. Churches in pole-barns, churches whose congregations were made up of only one family, churches in the hill…

Rachel White / February 16, 2011

Christian Ladies (Put A Purity Ring On It)

I gotta say, as a non-Christian who practices excessive amounts of pre-marital sex (well, at least before the sabbatical), I kinda like this pro-abstinence take on Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” The lyrics don’t roll off the tongue as easily as in the original, but I gotta give props to these gals for using such a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2011

Selena Gomez And Other Stars Who Ditched Their Purity Rings

Ever since Selena Gomez turned 12 years old, there’s one accessory you never catch her without—her purity ring. But lately, the 16-year-old has been seen sans ring while out and about with young Justin Bieber. When they were seen holding hands outside an IHOP, no ring. When they were caught hugging and ran onto hi…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 28, 2010

Purity Rings Have An Expiration Date On “RHOA”

I wanted to be excited that Kim Zolciak’s 13-year-old daughter Brielle actually asked her mom for a purity ring on the latest episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but the whole thing fell apart for me when she started negotiating her abstinence expiration date. 18? 19? 20? I don’t know a whole…

Ami Angelowicz / November 30, 2010