I don’t think a purity ring determines whether people will have sex outside of marriage or not. I do think if it helps someone not have sex outside of marriage, then more power to them. But it is will power and God’s power and intelligent choices that will prevent one from having sex outside of marriage.
Now, as to what Jordan Sparks said, for those of you who do not know….
At the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards this year, a British comedian named Russell Brand kept making crude jokes about t”he Jonas Brothers and the purity rings they wear as a symbol of their vow not to have premarital sex” (http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080909/mtv-vma-host-draws-rebuke-for-crude-jokes-purity-ring-remarks.htm). When Jordan Sparks got up to present an award, she is quoted as saying, “it’s not bad to wear a promise ring because not every guy and a girl wants to be a slut.” Some think she did a bad thing (as if she was insulting those who do not wear a ring), while others think she did well.
I think she did well. And I think she is right, not everyone wants a man or a woman who is a slut. But no, not wearing a promise ring does not make one a slut.
By definition, promiscuous females are sluts. But the term has come to be applied to men as well (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slut).
Promiscuous is defined as not restricted to one sexual partner (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promiscuous)
So, as I understand the English language, people who have sex outside of marriage are promiscuous, by definition – and therefore, sluts.
We are called by Christ to live holy lives. This includes not having sex outside of marriage. If a purity ring helps, then wear one and keep the promise. We should love God, and love our spouse – not have sex with people to whom we are not married.