Being virtuous is easier said than done
Throughout history, purity as a virtue was about chastity, or the practice of refraining from premarital and extramarital sex. But then (and now), being chaste was easier said than done. Good intentions give way to physical desires. What about other virtuous behavior though—including beauty, cleanliness, and honesty? Is it just as hard to be virtuous in these ways, too? What lengths will we go to practice virtue?
Given human nature, some extraordinary devices and rituals have been invented to thwart licentious behavior. Absurd or admirable? It’s all in the eye of the beholder or the belt wearer.