What is a pledge of purity?

What is a pledge of purity?

Purity pledges are commitments made by teenagers (most commonly females), who vow to refrain from sexual intercourse ’til marriage. Most common in the US, the first official program True Love Waits, started in 1993.

Do purity pledges work?

Teens are having less sex, and that’s good news for pregnancy-and STD-prevention. As of 2002, about one in eight teens, or 12 percent, pledged to be sexually abstinent until marriage. Some studies have found that taking virginity pledges does indeed lead teens to delay sex and have fewer overall sex partners.

Should Christians wear purity rings?

Most people who wear purity rings do so for religious reasons. Many proponents of the purity ring movement are Christian-based groups. Families with strong religious beliefs may encourage their children to wear purity rings. Both males and females can wear purity rings.

What happens if you break a pledge?

Nothing will happen. Oaths are to keep us duty-bound and obeying them conveys our sense of value as a human being. So if you break God’s promise or in case any promise, nothing physically will happen like you ending up in hell or God giving you punishment in any form.

How effective is taking a virginity pledge as a means of reducing teenage pregnancies?

Over the past decade, a number of academic studies have examined the trend to gauge whether taking pledges has encouraged teens to delay sex and resulted in lower rates of pregnancy and STDs. The study found that pledgers were just as likely to get STDs as those who never made a pledge of virginity.

Do Jonas Brothers wear purity rings?

Joe Jonas and his brothers wore purity rings when they were younger as a symbol of abstinence. Turner said Joe’s purity rings were meaningless because he was “sticking his fingers in costars.”

On which finger is a purity ring worn?

When a purity ring is worn as a symbol of commitment for sexual abstinence, then it should be worn on the ring finger of the right hand. If its worn for abstinence of other habits than it can be worn on any finger.