Papa Joe Simpson is more than a minister turned manager to celeb sisters, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson — he's their father. And, long before the family headed for the bright lights of Hollywood and was catapulted to fame by the reality shows that he masterfully crafted, the dad gifted his eldest daughter, a vocal virgin, a promise ring. It was a commitment to be the only man in her life until she married.

In the same vein, purity balls, formal events where young ladies pledge their purity to their fathers or vice versa are held throughout the country. Do you think these rituals are helpful to a girl's self-esteem or unsettling and sexually repressive?