This is a guest post by Brittany Machado. She is the producer of the documentary film Give Me Sex Jesus.
I used to be the poster-child for Evangelicalism.
They called me “Bubbly Brittany” because I was always so happy. You name it, I did it for the church: taught Sunday school, went on mission trips to impoverished countries, evangelized at my public high school, sang in the church choir…
Despite all this, the ladies at church warned me I was too independent and not feminine enough; I needed some security about my familial future. So, I took an abstinence pledge and donned a purity ring. I believed that, through this commitment, Jesus would bless me with the perfect husband and the perfect sex life — if only I could wait.
Meanwhile, I was making out with my boyfriend in his truck while trying to pretend he didn’t have a boner.