I think it’s safe to say that most teenagers feel pressure to have sex. They're exposed to it through popular culture as well as real life, with movies like Juno and celebrities like Jamie Lynn Spears. Many teenagers (though the number is declining) have had sex, but many haven’t. Now, many celebrities have come out to say that they want to be virgins until they are married.
Some of the most popular are the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff, Demi Lovato (Camp Rock), Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place), and Jordin Sparks (American Idol). The Jonas Brothers, whose new album is climbing the charts, are among the most famous. Their father used to be a minister, and religion significantly influences their lives. All three boys are virgins and plan to stay that way until they are married.
Joe Jonas, one of the singers, who turned nineteen on Friday, referred to the rings as "promises to ourselves and to God that we'll stay pure till marriage.” His brother, Nick, the youngest, who sings as well, added, “I got mine made at Disney World. It's pretty awesome." Joe’s and Nick’s big brother Kevin got his done at Tiffany’s.
Nick’s purported girlfriend (both reps deny the relationship) Selena Gomez (pictured in Glendale, California promoting teen involvement in the presidential election) also joined the boys and said about the ring, "It's something I made a promise to myself about." Selena’s best friend (and the Jonas Brothers’ costar in Camp Rock) Demi Lovato has also made the pledge.
After rumors of pregnancy, Nick Jonas’ ex, Miley Cyrus, got a ring to debunk the rumors. "It's given me the street cred to say that would be impossible, because I'm living my life the way I believe is right and that is to stay pure."