Born-again virgin

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A born-again virgin (also known as a secondary virgin or renewed virgin) 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 other reasons.


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]

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  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.