Is it OK to wear a purity ring even though I masturbate?

Last updated on August 28, 2020


I wear a ring on my finger that I’ve had nearly all my life, I class it as a purity ring. It’s not a plain one, It’s a gold ring with a random symbol on it. My main question is: am I allowed to call it a purity ring? I’ve never had sex. My second question is: can I wear a purity ring even though I masturbate? I have never done anything with a girl and I am a complete virgin.

I hope you can explain this to me.


There is no requirement for purity rings in the Bible, but there is nothing wrong with wearing a ring as a reminder that you have committed to God to remain a virgin until you are married.

A purity ring reminds you and tells others that you have not had sex. Masturbation doesn’t count as sex. In regards to whether masturbation is wrong or not, see “I’m still confused about masturbation. Is it right or wrong? What are your thoughts about it?