Purity Balls in your nation

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How popular are purity balls in your nation?

They are mandatory.
They are so popular that people who do not participate are considered odd.
They are popular, but there are sizable communities that do not participate.
They are not popular but are still practiced in some sizable communities.
They are unheard of, to the extent that people who participate are considered odd.
They are prohibited.
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Purity Balls in your nation

Postby Greater Satanic Leviathan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:38 pm

Purity balls are dance events where girls pledge their virginity to their fathers.

How popular are purity balls in your nation?

Purity balls are popular among the residents of GSL who follow mainstream religions. However in the name of good old fashioned Satanist values, the government discourages purity balls.

In fact, rumor has it that there will be a crack-down against purity balls soon.

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Postby Alpenzell » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Purity balls are seen as creepy, strange events by the few unfortunate normal people who have had the displeasure of learning about them. The majority of the populace has never heard of such a practice.

Though they are not at all likely to occur in Alpenzell, there are probably some fundamentalist folks who may arrange such an event given the idea.
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Postby Brystolville » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:25 pm

Purity balls are banned as an abhorrently misogynistic, patriarchal, heterosexist, and sex-negative practice. Any parents that force their daughters into such activities are jailed for child abuse and forcing religion, and their children are adopted by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Culture and raised in state homes where they will have access to free trauma counseling, scientific healthcare, a secular education, and help from the government in acquiring skills and jobs.
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Postby Gandoor » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:19 pm

The concept of 'purity balls' are completely unheard of in Gandoorese society and if anyone seriously attempted to have one, they'd likely be widely mocked by our society and culture.
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Postby Frenequesta » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:14 am

Purity balls as defined above are very rare—the more common Freneq equivalent is a co-ed affair in which both preteen boys and girls are made to dance with either parents, teachers, or school administrators in an awkward attempt to not only get them not to have underage or extramarital sex, but to abstain from recreational drugs, study at least two hours a day, date only persons of the same species, keep in touch, and in general live according to the child’s respective family values.

These are somewhat common in more conservative school districts and private schools, in part because of the way the Freneq educational system works. Upon graduating the fifth grade, all Freneq students must go to some sort of public or private boarding school, so these balls serve as going-away parties for the students. Thus, the pledge to “keep in touch” is very important in these balls.

Many outsiders still see these modified versions as creepy as the more conventional versions, if not more so.
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Postby Hamidiye » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:11 am

Such a thing does not exist here.

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Postby Lillorainen » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:14 am

"Purity balls? What is that? I know the Purity Law, for beer, but purity balls? Do they filter out the stuff I accidentally punched my drink with ...?"
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Postby Auzkhia » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:47 am

We don't have that here in the Empire, however, it sounds like a perversion of the Débutante Ball where teenagers, usually girls, come of age and are considered to be adults, and therefore old enough to marry to secure a deal between noble houses, it was never too popular among the middle class, and even some nobility moved from. Débutante presentations still happen at some elite balls, but not as much as they used to, some see it as a stuffy holdover when mares and women were seen as pawns in political games to secure alliances between royalty.

However, they wouldn't pledge to their fathers as the expectation was to marry, and therefore preservation of virginity was not a priority, traditionally speaking, quite the opposite rather, since with marriage between royalty and nobility, she was expected to bear heirs to secure the legacy of a dynasty.

Other balls happen at the end of school years to celebrate the end of education and extol the virtues of friendship. We are proud of the ball tradition, but we would never enforce a person to swear off sex at one.

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Postby Greater Satanic Leviathan » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm

As it seems that the prevalence of “purity balls” is not widespread among the international community, the government of the Greater Satanic Leviathan has decided to proceed with the crackdown on this peculiar practice.

Police have started arresting clergymen, parents, and school officials who were caught preparing to hold purity balls. They will be charged with “Corruption of the Youth”.

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Postby The Land of the Ephyral » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:31 pm


═───╡❖╞────────═ PURITY BALLS IN THE FREEHOLD ═────────╡❖╞───═

Selian culture, both northern and southern, is historically and currently notable for its emphasis on sexual purity, particularly in women. Sexuality is best exercised within the marriage, and the act of bedding a free citizen woman who is the wife or daughter of a citizen is borderline criminal.

Chastity, virtue, and piety are greatly honoured in women, and thus whilst the concept of virignity until marriage, and indeed the father's role in organising the marriage, is readily accepted, there is no Selian equivalent to a purity ball and the event is considered odd.

The Ephyral, nor any other Selian state or people, have ever considered the need for a specific ceremony to relinquish authority to the father as the father always possessed it.

It is not known to be practised by any demographic, ethnic or religious, within the Freehold's vast expanse, and therefore is not subject to any form of prohibition.

The coming of age landmark for a woman is quite varied. By religious interpretation, the gods make a girl ready for marriage at the point of her menarche, her first menstruation, delaying it for some girls and hastening it for others. This creates a mean average of fourteen years. Typically however, the earliest age for marriage is recognised at sixteen, when such females become what is considered a woman grown. With this in mind, the majority of women are not married until the age of around nineteen.

The act of marriage itself is the full entry into womanhood, as it denotes her role as a wife and later a mother, the principle role of free women living in the Freehold.

However, it is the father who organises the suitors and the marriage, and it is he who possesses this authority from the start. There is no symbolic act to confer upon him the ability to safeguard her virginity. It is part of the father's responsibility to defend the virtue and honour of his daughters.

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Postby Workers SFSR » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:41 pm

Sounds insane. Such balls are completely unheard of. If some people actually attempted such an event, the fathers would most likely receive compulsory psychiatric help.
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Postby San Lumen » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:05 pm

They are not illegal but completely unheard of. Anyone doing such a event would likely be shunned by the community

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Postby Knessniet » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Here in Knessniet, we don't really do that. While purity is considered important, and mandated by law, we don't celebrate it like that. Some do, and it is not prohibited, but it is not widely popular. Heretics are executed on Thursdays, we hope to see you in attendance.

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Postby Imeriata » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:49 pm

They are seen as very odd due to the cultural gender values of the Scanderan peoples where sexuality amongst women are seen as rather normal and it is expected that any good lass will at least have been able to bag a few lads before being married off. However amongst males is purity very highly valued and virginity amongst men is highly celebrated.

However officially pledging ones virginity to one's father is not that common, there are however several times when people pledge their virginity to the gods, or to the king as a display of either piety or martial virtue before joining the armed forces. Those are known as vows of chastity though rather than purity balls.
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Postby Blodrike » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 pm

Such a thing does not exist in Blodrike. Promiscuity is normal and accepted for both sexes, and chastity is unpopular like all prudism and asceticism.
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Postby California Nova » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:47 pm

Abstinence isn't really an important value to Bosonism as compared to say, Abrahamic religions. While the holy book of Bosonism warns about the dangers of promiscuity, it is generally accepted that being sexually promiscuous, while dangerous due to the threat of STD's (which are much harder to treat in the post-apocalypse) and unwanted pregnancies, is your own prerogative and won't result in punishments in the afterlife. As such, purity balls are virtually nonexistent. Even in Abrahamic communities, there are no purity balls as the practice, along with traditional American evangelism, died with the Great Cataclysm.
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Postby Skyhooked » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:48 pm

Maybe there are folks, who practice this, but this is mostly something extremely rare in Skyhooked since the revolution, when conservative regime was overthrown. Other reason, is that Skyhooked became more secular, while it's new religion emphases on hedonism and doesn't care about chasity.

We don't prohibit this either, that would be against our constitution.
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Postby Luziyca » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 am

Alpenzell wrote:Purity balls are seen as creepy, strange events by the few unfortunate normal people who have had the displeasure of learning about them. The majority of the populace has never heard of such a practice.

Though they are not at all likely to occur in Alpenzell, there are probably some fundamentalist folks who may arrange such an event given the idea.

This. While abstinence is a virtue in our society, especially in the more rural areas, and while these events are legal, even most of those in the Bible Belt feel that they go a titch too far.
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Postby Cruciland » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 am

While purity balls are usually very rare events due to the speed of maturation (less than a day) and time it takes to get married off, (about a day) elements of abstinence until marriage are often observed in parties that occur prior to the exchange of vows at weddings. That is to say, purity balls are almost never a thing unto themselves- they are simply blended into prenuptial festivities.

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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:52 pm

These things are unheard of, and our research indicates that they, like many other completely oddball things, are an extension of biologicals' - specifically humans' - insane preoccupation with sex, sexuality, and the manifestations thereof. Therefore, if anyone were to try to hold one here, he and all attendees would be forcibly taken to Debugging to be patched against their obvious delusions of being biological. Once patched, we are sure they would immediately realize that "abstinence" does not really apply to a species that has no sexual parts to begin with.

While we can "perform the act" through the use of add-on parts, it is just a facsimile, and therefore, no more significant to a properly-coded Decepticon than any other form of acting or acrobatics. Such add-on parts only exist at all because newly-arrived, formerly-biological immigrants are often initially resistant to the idea of installing the extremely affordable Desexualization Patch.
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Postby Ghost Land » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:37 pm

This is not a thing in Ghost Land or in my main nation, 60s Music. Because people in these countries have never heard of such a thing, there is no de jure ban as this would likely just give people ideas.

My OOC thought upon reading the title of this thread, just for the record, was "what's a purity ball?" Sounds like a pretty odd/creepy practice, though.
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Postby Borinsa » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:47 pm

Brystolville wrote:Purity balls are banned as an abhorrently misogynistic, patriarchal, heterosexist, and sex-negative practice. Any parents that force their daughters into such activities are jailed for child abuse and forcing religion, and their children are adopted by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Culture and raised in state homes where they will have access to free trauma counseling, scientific healthcare, a secular education, and help from the government in acquiring skills and jobs.

That’s a bit of an overreaction, the fathers just asking them not to be a whore.
Anyway just fining or taxing them for the practice should be enough incentive to get them to stop.
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Postby Aikoland » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:56 pm

We have never heard of such a concept in our nation, even though they are allegedly a 'Christian' practice (or at least practiced amongst some Christians) and our nation is 12% Christian.
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Postby Bolkenia » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:56 am

In a country where the age of consent is fixed at 15, a religion that encourage sexual intercourse a lot and the fact that virginity is not seen as purity here. Doing this because you don't want yoyr daughter to be a "whore" is seriously seen as something only a maniac would do.
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