Have you seen the recent stories about "Purity Rings"? These are jewelry items for teenagers that proclaim their virginity— and represent their vow to remain chaste until marriage.
Pardon me for asking, but isn't it a little weird to ADVERTISE the state of your hymen on your ring finger?
These rings make me think about sex. If I see one on your finger, I automatically think about your vagina. Is this really what the fundies want to promote?
Furthermore, where are the "slut" rings? If we're going to go all the way with this, why not? If everyone is going to advertise the condition of their genitals, and their current sexual mood, there's gonna be a lotta bling to hand out.
You can buy these purity rings at Amazon and lots of Christian weeper sites— my god, they're ugly.
Although sales for the rings are booming, apparently not many of the crackerjack toys are making it all the way to the altar. As reported, these chastity pledgers have more problems with STDs than people who went ahead and had a positive sexual experience before they were married. That's because people who admit what they're doing are more likely to use condoms...
I'm going to go make a flower garland for myself this afternoon... one that says: Love Me, Butter Me, Right This Minute. Go ahead, tell me what your "ring" says today!