What’s in a virgin?
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Well traditionally they are the symbol of purity, because in western culture sex was always considered rather more terrible. Well not entirely, ribaldry was well known but people made claims to chastity. It was idealised to the point that women’s behaviours were altered in order to maintain it.
When we discuss a virginity test it basically boils down to “She’s got a hymen or not”. Funny thing is most young women lose their hymen being young women. Gone are the days of no bicycles and riding side saddle on horses.
You know. Running, Jumping and Climbing Trees. A lot of the notion of virgin tests boil down to “Virgins = Magic” (if not having sex is magic then by last May I should have been a wizard) and “Virgins = Ideal Wife”. The first is just superstition, the second is just culture. We rarely talk about male virgins but female virgins = good wife. No one can explain why she is a good wife but damn if she isn’t one! Apparently having a hymen makes you a nice and loving person/good at cooking/whatever it is people are looking for in a wife.
If you haven’t seen the facebook bruhaha with regards to virginity tests then check it out here.
Honestly? Most of our young ladies would fail such tests because we encourage our young ladies to play sports. It’s a cruel part of culture to place an inordinate amount of emphasis on virginity and young ladies are effectively tormented and stunted into a life to fit the virgin test which in itself is unnecessary, invasive, pointless and treats the worth of a person according to a piece of tissue.