A “purity” movement in the 90s led by evangelical Christians promoted a strict view of abstinence before marriage. But two decades later, followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.
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Shamed Over Sex, a Generation Confronts the Past

Producer: Sarah Weiser
Editor: Anne Checler
Associate Producer: Katherine Wzorek
As a chastity movement supported by evangelical Christians gained momentum in the 1990s, virginity was celebrated at rallies and rock concerts, and some teenagers signed religious vows and wore “purity rings,” swearing off sex until marriage. But two decades later, followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.
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