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    Re: Promise Rings

    I don't think my parents ever had "the talk" with me or my brother. I have no recollection of it, anyhow.

    I think they just assumed that there was enough "out there" that you catch on pretty damn fast what sex is, and what the consequences of it can be.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I don't think my parents ever had "the talk" with me or my brother. I have no recollection of it, anyhow.

    I think they just assumed that there was enough "out there" that you catch on pretty damn fast what sex is, and what the consequences of it can be.
    I wonder if some of that is having a boy vs. having a girl, too? With a girl, you have to worry about periods (and you can't just let them guess on that), and there's a little more of a life change if they get pregnant early. I know my parents gave me "the talk" pretty early, just because of those two factors.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    As far as abusive/oppressive/brainwash-y I think it depends on how the parents go about it. When I was in high school it was more 'the thing to do' or at least talk about with the daughter. The girl could always not agree/promise..... or they go ahead and break it anyway (nothing is stopping them).
    I guess the only context in which I ever heard about those purity covenants was really conservative small towns or really tight-knit conservative church groups, where the girls were basically pressured by peers and elders to participate in the pledge or get ostracized for being a "slut".



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    Re: Promise Rings

    My roommate got one for his gf awhile back. To mean it means a few different things:

    1. We ARENT taking it to the next level.

    2. You are now my whipped bf.

    3. You arent getting rid of me. Ever.

    They are the dumbest thing ever.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I wonder if some of that is having a boy vs. having a girl, too? With a girl, you have to worry about periods (and you can't just let them guess on that), and there's a little more of a life change if they get pregnant early. I know my parents gave me "the talk" pretty early, just because of those two factors.

    Or as my former co-worker once put it..."with a boy, you gotta worry about one *****, with a girl, you gotta worry about all of them".



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