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The Scarlet Virgins Podcast

May 26, 2017

Legalism in purity culture produces shame, which in turn can cause internalized self-hatred. Addiction, mental health issues, and self-harm are all a result of this internalized self-hatred. In this episode, Rebecca talks about the scars we carry, whether they are physical or mental, and introduces a new way of thinking...


May 26, 2017

Growing up in purity culture, Rebecca and her female friends always heard phrases like "men are visual", "boys will be boys", etc. These phrases taught that men were perverted sex beasts due to their interest in sex and that women were more prim and proper, and naturally disinterested in sex. In this episode, Rebecca...


May 26, 2017

After being raised in legalistic purity culture, Rebecca experienced the loss of many friends walking away from the Christian faith.  In this episode, she details her journey in dealing with friends apostatizing and what she has learned to do (and what not to do) when this happens.

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May 26, 2017

Many purity culture "graduates" experience hangups when they get married when it comes to their sexual lives and relationship with their spouse. The fear and shame learned from purity culture often leads them to stay silent about their private thought lives and other intimate details that should be freely shared with...


May 26, 2017

When Rebecca talks about taboo topics that come up in purity culture like mental health and sex, she often hears something along the lines of, "Aren't you worried what people will think?" In this episode, she challenges the assumption that speaking about something means you are being irreverent and shares the lack...