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Words Matter

On the day I got married, I walked down the aisle with a ring already on my finger. It was 14K gold with an ornate floral pattern ensconcing a big heart. I had spent years waiting for this moment when I would trade my purity ring for a wedding ring. Inside the wedding program the “Purity Ring Ceremony” was noted after the bride’s entrance. I would give my ring to my father, who would then give it to my husband-to-be. It was quick and without fanfare, but I wanted to honor the promise I had made to my father when I turned thirteen. Continue reading “Words Matter”

Intercourse

We were standing in the driveway on the first night of the Pure Heart women’s study. Continue reading “Intercourse”

Bottled Beauty

“Wanna come up?” “Netflix and chill tonight?” “What about friends with benefits?” Continue reading “Bottled Beauty”

The Talk

I don’t recall any conversations about sex during my formative years. Continue reading “The Talk”

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