Posts tagged "abstinence"
The Patient Body: Impossible Purity

The Patient Body: Impossible Purity

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.

Jesus, Pop Idol: Capturing the Tween Market

by Kristina Loew There was a time when popular culture was a bastion of rebellion, a place where America’s youth could forge a new identity and give the middle finger to their parents. Not so these days, where purity rings have become fashionable, pop stars are giving regular shout-outs to Jesus and raunchiness is in remission....

Abstinence Goes Viral

by Jo Piazza Pundits, politicians and yes, party animals have all weighed in on the Bristol Palin meets Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino ad promoting abstinence and condom use. But apparently no one is laughing harder than Palin, Sorrentino and the Candie’s Foundation which commissioned the viral video. The marketing team at the foundation, the charitable...

The Easiest Thing In The World

Mary Valle: I thought that the easiest thing in the world might be eating pudding or sleeping or watching TV, but I was wrong.  "The easiest thing in the world is to wait (to have sex) until you get married, and marry a virgin," according to gynecologist and Catholic sister Dr. Hanna Klaus, who is...