A purity ball (also known as a father-daughter purity ball[1] or purity wedding[2]) is a formal ball dance event attended by fathers and their daughters. Purity balls promote virginity until marriage for teenage girls, and are often closely associated with Evangelical Christian churches in the United States. Typically, daughters who attend make a virginity pledge; a pledge to remain sexually abstinent until marriage.[1] Fathers who attend pledge to protect what they view as their young daughters’ “purity of mind, body, and soul.”[3]. Proponents of these events contend that they encourage close and deeply affectionate, but chaste, relationships between fathers and daughters, thereby avoiding the fornication that allegedly results when young women seek love through relationships with men of their own age.

Purity balls have been described as “creepy” in reference to their purportedly incestuous undertones.[4] According to New York Times reporter Neela Banerjee, young women would generally be highly unwilling to participate in father-daughter dances.

I have to go to the next one.  I forgot to buy my purity ball chastity belt at the last one.

via Purity ball – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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