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A dirty mind may be a terrible thing to waste, but it's also a curse to have as far as Dirty Girl Ministries founder Crystal Renaud is concerned. "God created sex," she told the New York Times, "but the enemy has twisted it."

If "it" is sex, I can only imagine Crystal is the "enemy." She named her group Dirty Girl Ministries to capture search traffic seeking porn. Once converted she helps her disciples overcome their so-called sex addictions. Sex addiction is already a disputed enough term. We questioned its validity when the hypersexed Tiger Woods checked into rehab, but the sex addiction Crystal Renaud preaches is less about sex and more about sexuality. Viewing pornography, thinking about sex, and masturbating are all signs of addiction, and the only path to recovery is purity. Pure thoughts. No action.

So how do the self-proclaimed Dirty Girls stay clean? Not without relapse. Here are seven tips from the Dirty Girls Ministries forum to stay on the straight and pure path.

  1. Get an accountability partner: Have 100 percent transparency with her, so she will be the first to know if you jump off the bandwagon and into a PG-13 movie.
  2. Disconnect yourself: Ditch the iPhone for a bare-bones phone with no Internet access. If you must, get rid of the Internet until you can be trusted alone on it. Not possible? Download software that will report your Internet activity to your friends, "accountability partner," or mom.
  3. Seek Christian counseling: Christian, apparently, because a secular therapist might suggest the root cause of a sexual appetite so voracious it interferes with life has nothing to do with "impurity."
  4. Rubber bands!: Wear it on your wrist, and snap it every time an impure thought enters your mind.

Get the rest below.

  1. Avoid "sexual surprises": Some Dirty Girls only watch movies and read books that have been approved by accountability partners, but those who don't are bound to chance upon a "sexual surprise." Skip the page, leave the room, or pick up the Bible. One day you may be as strong as Crystal Renaud herself. She recently watched the nude scene in Titanic without relapse.
  2. Post-it notes: Put Bible verses on your computer screen or anywhere you might be "tempted."
  3. Be proactive: If sex opens the door, tell it to get out. Write a letter to Barnes & Noble about how wrong it is to require one to walk through the love, sex, and relationships section to get to the recovery and addiction section. Injustice!

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BareJosh BareJosh 5 years
Darn, guess I am not finding my cure here - I don't believe in god and rubber bands turn me on.
bellavita214 bellavita214 6 years
Haha honeybrown.. I'm not smart if I offend people? That's the way I feel, and I don't like anything about any organized religion.
weffie weffie 6 years
No wait, now that I'm thinking about nekkid Edward Norton, I take it back... Titanic is def less sexy ;)
weffie weffie 6 years
Oh man, if I snapped my wrist with a rubber band every time I had dirty thoughts, my hand would fall off within a week!!Also, "One day you may be as strong as Crystal Renaud herself. She recently watched the nude scene in Titanic without relapse." ... LMAO! The only nude scene less sexy than that one is the shower in American History X :)
weffie weffie 6 years
Oh man, if I snapped my wrist with a rubber band every time I had dirty thoughts, my hand would fall off within a week!! Also, "One day you may be as strong as Crystal Renaud herself. She recently watched the nude scene in Titanic without relapse." ... LMAO! The only nude scene less sexy than that one is the shower in American History X :)
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I have sexual thoughts they are not impure thoughts. I'm proud of the fact that I enjoy being sexually active with a full and satisfying sex life. I also masturbate regularly (the needs are so different); neither of this is due to addiction or being wrong.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Hahah the rubber bands remind me of the movie "But I'm a cheerleader". It has this girl in it who gives herself electric shocks every time she has dirty thoughts.. only problem is that she likes pain :p
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Hahah the rubber bands remind me of the movie "But I'm a cheerleader". It has this girl in it who gives herself electric shocks every time she has dirty thoughts.. only problem is that she likes pain :p
Bridey123 Bridey123 6 years
lol That article was meant to be a joke right??? Bible stick it notes? Rubber bands? Was it written by by 1st grade teacher who happened to be a nun??? Sister Mary is that you?
kcmosinki kcmosinki 6 years
wow, tres the tone of this article is so condescending. you can disagree with someone and still be respectful. I agree with honeybrown on this one.
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
But, seriously I don't understand what the big deal is. I don't think it's wrong to have impure thoughts.
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I'm guessing someone is long overdue for sex?
KateAthens KateAthens 6 years
This is a joke as much as the Iranian cleric that said boobs cause earthquakes. But the presentation of the article is wrong. If it was in humour section i would understand it but this way the portal just reproduce these trash is wrong.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 6 years
This is gross. "Impurity?" Give me a break.Oh, and loving the Christian martyr complex right in this thread.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 6 years
This is gross. "Impurity?" Give me a break. Oh, and loving the Christian martyr complex right in this thread.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
Sounds like a load of fun. Why enjoy your earthly experience when you can just be miserable? I pay taxes and abide by the law. I'm not going to feel guilty for having "impure" thoughts.
PontNeuf PontNeuf 6 years
Were it not for the NY Times and CT article, I would have thought this was a Poe. Ah well. I just feel sorry for those poor Christian men who wish their wives were into pornography, but Dirty Girls ruined it for them.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
bella, are you also sick of some Jewish sects and Muslims who think and do the same. Or, is it conveniently reserved for Christians. You know, the religious least likely to call you a bigot for not agreeing with them.I'm Christian; but, I could care less what others do as long as it's consensual and age-appropriate. Learn to use the the words "some" or "a few". They'll help you appear smart.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
bella, are you also sick of some Jewish sects and Muslims who think and do the same. Or, is it conveniently reserved for Christians. You know, the religious least likely to call you a bigot for not agreeing with them. I'm Christian; but, I could care less what others do as long as it's consensual and age-appropriate. Learn to use the the words "some" or "a few". They'll help you appear smart.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
You know this woman is sitting in her bedroom closet snapping her wrists with rubber bands until they bleed....
bellavita214 bellavita214 6 years
I'm sick of Christians worrying about who sleeps with who. Honestly, it doesn't hurt or affect you. Get over it. That goes for same-sex relationships too.
bellavita214 bellavita214 6 years
I'm sick of Christians worrying about who sleeps with who. Honestly, it doesn't hurt or affect you. Get over it. That goes for same-sex relationships too.
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