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Who’s Afraid of Their Big Bad O?

Growing up in strict purity culture screwed up my sex life

Photo: Meng Yiren/Getty Images

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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