I know these suggestions might seem utopian, but I believe it's possible. Sign up for our Newsletter. After losing my virginity, I kept thinking about the strangers who told me I could not have sex because virginity was so precious -- it was a shaking experience. Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation: Thankfully, I don't think like this anymore, but the guilt is still hard to shake and, as a teenager, this definitely shaped the way I thought about sex. I think masculine traits are defined by violence and brute strength. Young Life did not specifically say that if you had sex you were a bad person, but they did make it clear that having sex would set back your relationship with God.
I think my immediate need to defend my purity is a result of the abstinence only sex education I endured, in which two men told me I couldn't re-wrap my "gift" if it had already been opened before marriage.
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She is publicly humiliated in the classroom and cafeteria. How do we stop slut shaming and this ridiculous idea that women are only as valuable as their "purity"? Media Reports and Research Infographics. May 23, Lauren T FeminismReligion. Young Life did not specifically say that if you had sex you were a bad person, but they did make it clear that having sex would set back your relationship with God. Slut shaming is not something many people know about because of the stereotype that this is normal teenage behavior. I cannot say I have a concrete plan, but there are steps that can be taken to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.