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Christianity Johnson on 28 Jan 2009 01:06 am

A new word is born – Saddlebacking

The word is “saddlebacking” and it is defined here:

Saddlebacking.com

The word is an outgrowth of a very strange phenomenon witnessed in Christian teens. The phenomenon starts with “virginity pledges” and “purity balls”. You can learn more about purity balls here:

The Pursuit of Teen Girl Purity

The balls and pledges have several unforeseen consequences, however, as described in the Time article:

The majority of kids who make a virginity pledge, they argue, will still have sex before marriage but are less likely than other kids to use contraception, since that would involve planning ahead for something they have promised not to do. This puts them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. To which defenders say: Teen pledgers typically do postpone having sex, have fewer partners, get pregnant less often and if they make it through high school as virgins, are twice as likely to graduate from college–so where’s the downside?

In addition, many kids come up with innovative loopholes to get around the pledges. For example, they substitute oral and anal sex, and still claim “virginity”. Hence the new word.

5 Responses to “A new word is born – Saddlebacking”

  1. on 28 Jan 2009 at 7:05 pm 1.Brian E said …

    This cracks me up. I used to work with a young Hispanic Catholic woman who did just this to keep her ‘virginity’. The utter insanity of it is mind-boggling, and yet this concept was obviously beaten into her her whole life to the point that something like this makes sense. Sad.

  2. on 28 Jan 2009 at 7:53 pm 2.Hermes said …

    A new post in the WWGHA forums on this blog entry is here;

    Saddlebacking & unintended consequences…
    http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php?topic=4010

  3. on 29 Jan 2009 at 9:02 pm 3.Anonymous said …

    Purity balls are creepy

    Purity Ball

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  5. on 03 Jul 2010 at 6:41 am 5.Severin said …

    And christians are babbling all the times trying to tell us homosexuality is “immoral” and “unnatural”!

    What a twisted sense of morality!

    That is why some of them are spliting hairs trying to get formal explanation for why is KILLING immoral!
    They just DO NOT KNOW, and DO NOT FEEL differences among morral and imoral, good and evil.

    Poisoned with such twisted sense of morality imposed to them by their churches, they lost their honest natural feelings of what is not good.
    They need EXPLANATIONS why is killing of babies immoral.

    Atheists (most of them) FEEL IT.

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