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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 other reasons, and is subsequently considered by some[by whom?] a virgin.
In popular culture
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.
- Born again (Christianity)
- Premarital sex
- Sexual ethics
- Slut shaming
- Virginity pledge