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How many of you have heard this one? I call this purity culture cartoon, The Spirits of Past Relationships.
Purity Culture wants you to be afraid to think, feel, or do anything to spoil your virginity for your wedding night. It is claimed, and I believe it, that this is especially targeted to women.
Purity culture is a patriarchal endeavor to produce and provide virgins for its men.
I was told, when I was young, that if you masturbated, hair would grow on the palms of your hands. Stupid. But it made me afraid because I didn't want hair on my palms, but mostly I wouldn't want others to see it and know what was going on.
That is a fear tactic meant to control you.
Plain and simple.
Before you can can start to heal from purity culture is to identify the messages you were told and how they continue to impact you