Born-again virgin

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An individual can claim to be a born-again virgin, secondary virgin or renewed virgin if, after having engaged in sexual intercourse, s/he makes a commitment not to be sexually active until marriage (or some other point in the future, or indefinitely), whether for religious, moral or practical reasons.

Usage[edit]

This term has gained some popularity among evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, who place a strong emphasis upon sexual purity and abstinence from premarital and extramarital relations, based on their literal understanding of the Bible.[1]

Others choose to pursue secondary virginity for non-religious reasons, such as a need to focus on work or school during the current period in their life, or the desire to avoid infection with sexually transmitted diseases.[citation needed]

Surgery[edit]

In some Muslim cultures, sexually active females choose to undergo a hymenorrhaphy to restore their hymen and thus physically restore a measure of virginity.[2] Another option is the artificial hymen.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander, Brian (February 28, 2008). "Born-again virgins claim to rewrite the past". MSNBC.com. MSNBC. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ Appleyard, Diana (December 17, 2007). "Why one Muslim girl became a born-again virgin for her wedding night". Mail Online. Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-07-07.