Purity rings are worn by teen celebrities. Here are some of them and their comments on purity and purity rings:
Joe, 18 says they wear purity rings as "promises to ourselves and to God that we'll stay pure till marriage."
Nick,15 says the rings are "just one of our ways of kind of like being different than everybody else out there. I got mine made at Disney World, It's pretty awesome."
Oldest brother Kevin, 20, has a ring from Tiffany's. "It's pretty rock and roll," Kevin said. "It's getting banged up a little bit because of the guitar."
"My parents gave me a purity ring and talked to me about waiting until I'm married to have sex. It wasn't forced; it just made perfect sense. "It's going to be awesome to say to my husband that I waited my whole life for him."
"I said, ‘Dad, I want a promise ring.’ He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I’m going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God."
"I want to be with that special person. I think to have sex before marriage is an individual decision and waiting will strengthen that relationship."
In an interview with Yahoo contributor Brynn Fuentes, when asked if she had a purity ring, Demi Lovato replied, "Yes, and I have a necklace that says "True Love Waits."
"But (virginity) is definitely something I like about myself. It doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about sex, because everyone I know has had it and you want to fit in." She says, "It’s harder having a boyfriend who’s older because people just assume."
Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears also wore purity rings early in their careers.
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