Born-again virgin

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A born-again virgin (also known as a secondary), is a person who, after having engaged in sexual intercourse, makes some type of commitment not to be sexually active again until marriage (or some other defined point in the future, or indefinitely), whether for religious, moral, practical, or in other circumstances.


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.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

In season 9 of the popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy, Dr. April Kepner, then an attending physician at Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital, announces that she is "revirginizing" after having sex with fellow resident Dr. Jackson Avery. This does not last long, as she has sex with him again at the end of the episode.

In Season 3 Episode 16 of The Last Man on Earth, Todd reclaimed his virginity prior to his wedding by abstaining from intercourse with his fiance, Melissa, until their wedding.

In the episode "Luanne Virgin 2.0" of King of the Hill, Luanne and Peggy restore their virginity by participating in a ceremony headed by their minister.

In Season 9, Episode 8 of Supernatural (American TV series), Rock and a Hard Place, Sam and Dean both reclaim their virginity in order to investigate a missing persons case revolving around a chastity group, which all the victims were once apart of.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alexander, Brian (February 28, 2008). "Born-again virgins claim to rewrite the past". NBC News. Retrieved 2009-07-07.