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The Rice Purity Test: Unmasking the Secrets of Personal Experiences

BY JEN AMBROSE

 

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Hello, lovely ladies! Today, we set out on an adventure to learn the truth behind the mysterious Rice Purity Test. This self-administered test has become more popular, particularly amongst the young adult demographic. This article will explore the nature of the test, its background, and its development over time. Let me fill you in on all the details of the Rice Purity Test.


Understanding the Concept of Purity Tests


To begin, let's gain an understanding of what purity tests are all about. Purity tests are quizzes consisting of a series of yes/no questions that cover various aspects of personal experiences, including sexual activities, drug use, and other potentially taboo subjects. These tests have been around for several decades, serving as a means to gauge and discuss personal experiences within societal contexts.


The Origins of the Rice Purity Test


The Rice Purity Test, in particular, emerged in the 1920s and gained prominence when it was first published in Rice University's student newspaper, The Thresher. Initially administered to female students, the test aimed to assess their experiences in relation to societal expectations of purity. While its origins were specific to Rice University, purity tests of similar nature were conducted on other campuses during the same period.


The Evolution of the Rice Purity Test


Since its inception, the Rice Purity Test has undergone various modifications to adapt to changing times and societal norms. While the initial versions focused primarily on questions related to fidelity and alcohol consumption, subsequent editions incorporated a wider range of experiences and behaviors. Over the years, questions related to sexual activities and other personal encounters were added or modified, aligning the test with contemporary perspectives.


Exploring the Current Rice Purity Test


In its present form, the Rice Purity Test consists of approximately 100 questions, all beginning with the phrase "Have you ever...". These questions cover a broad spectrum of experiences, ranging from innocent activities to more intimate encounters. Examples include questions about dancing without leaving room for personal space, engaging in various sexual activities, experimenting with substances, and participating in unconventional scenarios.


Sample questions you might see on a Rice Purity Test; remember questions would all start with "Have you ever..."


  • cheated?

  • been drunk?

  • used tobacco products?

  • tried illegal drugs?

  • been involved in a physical fight?

  • been arrested?

  • stolen something?

  • engaged in sexual activity with another person?

  • watched pornography?

  • engaged in oral sex?

  • had sexual intercourse?

  • had a one-night stand?

  • had sex in a public place?

  • engaged in BDSM or role-playing?

  • used sex toys?

  • had a threesome or group sex?

  • had sex with someone significantly older or younger than you?

  • had sex with someone you just met?

  • had sex with a friend's partner?

  • had sex with someone of the same gender?

  • had sex with someone of a different race or ethnicity?

  • sent or received explicit photos or messages?

  • engaged in phone or video sex?

  • had sex in a moving vehicle?

  • engaged in voyeurism or exhibitionism?


Finally, you are given a score — usually a percentage — where 100 percent represents the purest a person can be and 0 percent represents the least.

 

As we conclude our exploration of the Rice Purity Test, it's important to note that this test serves as a self-assessment tool to reflect upon personal experiences. Its aim is to facilitate discussions and foster awareness of the diversity of human encounters. While the test may have its roots in historical constructs and societal expectations, its evolution reflects the ever-changing perspectives surrounding personal experiences.


Whether or not one chooses to participate in the Rice Purity Test or any similar quiz is a personal decision. The key lies in approaching these discussions with open-mindedness and understanding, recognizing that individual experiences vary greatly. Ultimately, let us embrace the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations that promote empathy, respect, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.


 

A Little Motherly Advice


As moms, it's crucial to guide our daughters towards healthy perspectives on their sexuality and personal boundaries. Instead of focusing on tests like the Rice Purity Test, we should encourage our girls to understand that their sexual lives are personal and private matters. We must remind children that their sexual experiences and decisions are their own, and they should not feel obligated to compare or comply to the expectations of others. Encouragement of self-acceptance and acceptance of their individual paths will enable them to prioritize their emotional well-being, set appropriate boundaries, and make decisions based on their own comfort levels and desires. Ultimately, our message should be clear: girls should not bother with these tests, and they should feel empowered to keep their sexual lives private and personal, free from external judgments or expectations.


 

Full Sample Rice Purity Test


Have you ever...


  1. Been drunk?

  2. Smoked or used tobacco?

  3. Used recreational drugs?

  4. Had a one-night stand?

  5. Engaged in sexual activity?

  6. Had oral sex?

  7. Had anal sex?

  8. Used sex toys?

  9. Engaged in BDSM or bondage?

  10. Sent explicit photos or videos?

  11. Received explicit photos or videos?

  12. Had a threesome?

  13. Engaged in group sex?

  14. Had sex in a public place?

  15. Had sex in a car or vehicle?

  16. Had sex outdoors?

  17. Engaged in role-playing or fantasies?

  18. Watched or read explicit material?

  19. Engaged in sexting?

  20. Engaged in phone or video sex?

  21. Used a dating app for casual encounters?

  22. Engaged in cybersex or online roleplay?

  23. Paid for sexual services?

  24. Received payment for sexual services?

  25. Had sex with a friend?

  26. Had sex with a stranger?

  27. Had sex with someone significantly older or younger?

  28. Had sex with a married person?

  29. Had sex with multiple partners in a short period?

  30. Engaged in voyeurism or watched others having sex?

  31. Engaged in exhibitionism or had sex in front of others?

  32. Engaged in public nudity or streaking?

  33. Participated in a sex party or orgy?

  34. Engaged in BDSM activities like spanking or bondage?

  35. Engaged in role reversal or power play?

  36. Engaged in erotic or sensual massages?

  37. Had sex in a swimming pool or hot tub?

  38. Engaged in sexual activities in a place of worship?

  39. Engaged in sexual activities at work or school?

  40. Had sex in a hotel or vacation rental?

  41. Engaged in sex while under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

  42. Had sex with someone of the same gender?

  43. Had sex with someone of a different race or ethnicity?

  44. Engaged in sexual activities with a celebrity fantasy?

  45. Had sex in a foreign country or while traveling?

  46. Engaged in sexual activities with a close relative?

  47. Had sex while on a break or separated from a partner?

  48. Engaged in outdoor or nature-themed sexual activities?

  49. Used food or edible items during sexual play?

  50. Engaged in sexual activities involving bondage or restraints?

  51. Had a long-distance relationship with sexual activities?

  52. Had sex with someone you met online?

  53. Engaged in phone sex with a partner?

  54. Engaged in sexual activities with a coworker or boss?

  55. Used a fake name or identity for sexual encounters?

  56. Engaged in sexual activities involving costumes or roleplay?

  57. Engaged in sexual activities involving toys or props?

  58. Had sex while menstruating?

  59. Engaged in sexual activities in a public restroom?

  60. Engaged in sexual activities in a movie theater?

  61. Had sex with a virgin?

  62. Engaged in sexual activities involving food or drinks?

  63. Had sex in a friend's or relative's bed?

  64. Engaged in sexual activities while on a video call?

  65. Had sex in a college dormitory or shared living space?

  66. Engaged in sexual activities with a sex worker or escort?

  67. Used sex-related apps or websites to find partners?

  68. Engaged in sexual activities with someone you met at a party?

  69. Had sex in a tent or camping setting?

  70. Engaged in sexual activities involving bondage or restraints?

  71. Had sex while on a video call?

  72. Engaged in sexual activities with a sex worker or escort?

  73. Used sex-related apps or websites to find partners?

  74. Engaged in sexual activities with someone you met at a party?

  75. Had sex in a tent or camping setting?

  76. Engaged in sexual activities involving bondage or restraints?

  77. Had a romantic or sexual relationship with a teacher or authority figure?

  78. Engaged in sexual activities involving role-playing as a dominant or submissive?

  79. Had sex in a public restroom or bathroom stall?

  80. Engaged in sexual activities with multiple partners at the same time?

  81. Used a fake name or identity during sexual encounters?

  82. Engaged in sexual activities while under the influence of prescription medication?

  83. Had sex with a celebrity look-alike?

  84. Engaged in sexual activities involving temperature play (ice, hot wax, etc.)?

  85. Had sex with someone you initially met through social media?

  86. Engaged in sexual activities involving blindfolds or sensory deprivation?

  87. Had sex in a location with a high risk of being caught or discovered?

  88. Engaged in sexual activities involving role-playing as a doctor, nurse, or patient?

  89. Had sex in a place where others could potentially see or hear you?

  90. Engaged in sexual activities while on a vacation or getaway?

  91. Had sex in a place of worship or religious establishment?

  92. Engaged in sexual activities involving spanking or impact play?

  93. Had sex with someone you knew for less than 24 hours?

  94. Engaged in sexual activities in a vehicle parked in a public area?

  95. Had sex in a public park or nature reserve?

  96. Engaged in sexual activities while using restraints or bondage furniture?

  97. Had sex in a workplace or office setting?

  98. Engaged in sexual activities involving food as part of foreplay or during sex?

  99. Had sex in a changing room or fitting room?

  100. . Engaged in sexual activities involving exhibitionism or performing sexual acts for others?


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Hi! I'm Jen, and I'm thrilled you stopped by!

I am a certified life coach, mother of five, wife, founder of the non-profit Eye on Vision Foundation, entrepreneur, Christian, and friend. I live, play, work and worship in the Orlando, Florida area.

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