Born-again virgin

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A born-again virgin (also known as a secondary), is a person who, after having engaged in copulation, 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 other reasons, and is subsequently considered by some[by whom?] a virgin.


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 the United Kingdom, 24 women underwent hymenorrhaphy between 2005 and 2006, a procedure that restores the hymen, and thus a measure of female virginity.[2][unreliable source]

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.

Sean Lowe, a contestant on the 17th season of The Bachelor and the 8th season of The Bachelorette, was famous for being a born-again virgin.[3][unreliable source]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alexander, Brian (February 28, 2008). "Born-again virgins claim to rewrite the past". 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.
  3. ^