Is she certified unpoked?

Georgia – not the Paula Deen one, the other one – has a “test the bride for virginity” service, the BBC tells us.

Maintenance of virginity before marriage is deeply entrenched in the Orthodox
Christian country, although not everyone’s happy with the idea of it being
documented. One young interviewee branded it “disgusting”. She told the TV
reporter: “I would say no if I were asked to do this… if I am to spend my
whole life with him, he should trust me.” Web users also mocked the inspection
service, circulating a digitally-altered image of an ID card with an added
“virginity status” parameter.

Yes I don’t see that being a very pleasant conversation with the future mother-in-law.


  1. left0ver1under says

    Ah yes, Georgia, the land of St. George who allegedly rescued a woman from a dragon. More likely, he kidnapped a woman during war or forced conversions of non-christian populations, and raped her.

    A catholic priest or bishop tried similar crap in Brazil a few years ago, refusing to marry couples in his church unless the woman was “proven to be a virgin” by a doctor…though, of course, no such test was demanded of the men.

    It’s disgusting that hymen reattachment surgery or hymenoplasty is becoming more frequent, that some women have become afraid for their lives for not being virgins and pay thousands to hide it. Meanwhile, no such restriction or social pressure is placed on the men (vis-a-vis muslims going to India for quickie temporary marriages).

  2. Scr... Archivist says

    Maintenance of virginity before marriage is deeply entrenched in the Orthodox
    Christian country….

    How do they test that the men are virgins? There must be some kind of forensic test the doctors can do, but I’ve never heard of one. After all, for that price they check both people in the couple, right?


    By the way, I wonder how do they define “virginity”?

  3. grumpyoldfart says

    The independent National Forensics Bureau in the former Soviet state is offering the service for 175 lari (£69), or twice that if you want it done quickly.

    And if you slip a few extra bucks to the right person, I’ll bet virginity can be 100% guaranteed.

  4. Jason Dick says

    Pretty sure there is no medical way to test for virginity anyway, as the hymen is a myth. It’s now called the corona, and it generally doesn’t change its appearance after normal sex (though it may be injured if there is insufficient lubrication).

    Peripherally-related and NSFW, Garfunkel & Oates:

  5. Eurasian magpie says

    The hymen is most certainly not a myth. What however is, is the idea that anyone’s virginity can be reliably determined by inspection of it.

    It’s now called the corona

    Huh? Never heard. Please explain.

  6. John Phillips, FCD says

    Jason Dick, damn you, damn you to hell, I’ve just spent the last hour going through those clips laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face. Pure comedy gold, but oh so hitting the bulls eye with song after song. Thanks.

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