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Walk for purity

B.TODAY VIRGINS PURE SXE MARCH SPECIALY CHALLENGED CHILDREN 016A group of about 50 people took to the streets of Bridgetown today to walk for purity in acknowledgement of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week.

Bearing many placards promoting abstinence until marriage and preaching the VIP – Virginity is Possible – message, the group handed out fliers and placards on their way from Cheapside to Heroes Square in the City.

Maria Carter, one of the directors of the Pure Sex Centre, the organizer of the walk, said their main aim today was to sensitize the public, mainly young people, that no sex was safe sex.


“The walk today is sensitizing the general public. We want society to see that there is an answer besides telling our children to condomise, because we go into schools to talk about purity and we realize that a lot of our children are not told that purity is a possible option.

“As opposed to condomising, we are telling people that it is possible to maintain their virginity and we would say that this is the only [sure] way to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs,” Carter said.

She added that while it was important to preach about condomising, there still needed to be a focus on encouraging young people to keep their virginity until marriage.


“I think a lot of money is put behind condomising, but the same amount of money, time and effort should be put into teaching the purity message. We need to give them viable options.

“These children are buckling under peer pressure and we need to help them. There is another way and it has to be said,” she said passionately.

The group stopped in Heroes Square where they collected non-perishable items for the HIV/AIDS Food Bank. Members of the group also shared personal stories of abstinence and reasons for choosing to remain pure.


5 Responses to Walk for purity

  1. Donna December 6, 2015 at 5:50 am

    How many times I wished I had waited!

  2. Adrian December 6, 2015 at 8:09 am

    It’s interesting that everywhere in the USA and around the world where abstinance is promoted, there is soon an increace in teen pregnancy and STD infections. But I suppose Bajans are special humans so should work here.

  3. Derek Gale December 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Firstly, I have heard of Sex Centres. But what on earth is a Pure Sex Centre? This Barbadian group says to abstain from sex before marriage because you will not be able get HIV/AIDS. Doesn’t group know that HIV/AIDS is not just a sexual transmitted disease because we know there are other ways you can be infected with this disease. However, we now know that HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence because they are drugs that will prolong your life if you are infected with HIV/AIDS. Doesn’t this group know that when you marry before having sex with your partner it is possible you can contact HIV/AIDS. Haven’t this group who has centre called “Pure Sex Centre” heard of practicing safe sex? Finally, judging by one these photographs of this group it looks as they are a homophobic group as one the posters says that marriage for a man and a woman only.

  4. jrsmith December 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Fancy , seeing that poster.. who the hell really cares, so many peoples lives are so screwed up, we need better.

  5. ian brathwaite December 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Seems like Barbados is following everything that is said and done in the USA . Barbados is a small country with lots of pride and culture .Eliminate what you are adding to the culture and go back to the Barbados basic 101, a country that had its’ own influences. Learn from your great grands.That’s when Barbados stood out from the rest and was considered a gem in the Caribbean.


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