By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Women aren't inherently valuable, the thinking goes, except so long as we have untouched vaginas to give our husbands because our partners are always husbands. Overall, making a virginity pledge is strongly associated with a wide array of positive behaviors and outcomes while having NO negative effects. January 5, at 7: Virginity pledges are based on the idea that a woman is valued by her "purity" or "morality.
As a dude, I was never even asked to sign one of these pledges.
'Purity' culture: bad for women, worse for survivors of sexual assault