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  1. There's a trendy pop culture movement that's burst into the mainstream to take a stand against our hyper-sexed society. It's born out of traditional values and sealed with promise rings, abstinence clubs and purity balls. It stars the likes of......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  1. There's a trendy pop culture movement that's burst into the mainstream to take a stand against our hyper-sexed society. It's born out of traditional values and sealed with promise rings, abstinence clubs and purity balls. It stars the likes of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, who've made headlines with their public pronouncements of sexual purity. It's a hip new calling card: virginity. VH1 NEWS PRESENTS: THE NEW VIRGINITY chronicles this recent phenomenon. The special takes us back to classic virginal examples such as Brooke Shields, and Tori Spelling's "Donna Martin" character on Beverly Hills 90210. Then it explores the roots of our current obsession with chastity--the stars who've made their virginity a major part of their public persona. In a world where tweens grow up too fast, a public declaration of chastity until marriage is a statement against the fast and furious life that many young stars succumb to, particularly those in the entertainment industry. But, as the show will point out, virginity doesn't stop celebs from looking and acting provocatively--playing both sides with impressive marketing results. The stars aren't the only ones caught up in virgin-mania. At Purity Balls across America, dads and daughters are living an abstinence fairy tale. And then there's 22-year-old college student Natalie Dylan, who's auctioning off her virginity on the internet -- for a multi-million dollar payday! VH1 goes inside pop culture's virgin obsession in THE NEW VIRGINITY.

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