Who’s Afraid of Their Big Bad O?

Growing up in strict purity culture screwed up my sex life

Shannon Ashley
Human Parts

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BBack in the mid-1990s, purity culture infiltrated practically every Christian circle. It was an entire movement. Evangelical teens signed pledges that we wouldn’t have sex until marriage. There were songs, conferences, and devotionals all about how “true love waits.” Some churches even held daddy-daughter…

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Shannon Ashley
Human Parts

It's not about being flawless, it's about being honest. Calling out vipers since 2018 🍵 https://ko-fi.com/shannonashley 📧 truthurts.substack.com