Purity Rings at the VMAs

September 11, 2008

Jordin Sparks at the 2008 MTV VMAsPurity rings took center stage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Host Russell Brand mocked the Jonas Brothers—self-proclaimed virgins that have pledged not to have sex until marriage—for wearing purity rings. Jordin Sparks, who wears a purity ring, had this to say in response: “It’s not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody—guy or girl—wants to be a slut.”

You aren’t a slut if you don’t wear a purity ring. And wearing a purity ring doesn’t make you better than people that don’t wear them.

Whether you wear a purity ring or not, deciding to refrain from sex is great. It’s the only way to completely avoid pregnancy and STDs. But if you really want to stick to your decision not to have sex AND still be fully prepared when you do have sex, a comprehensive sex education is the way to go.

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