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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 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 a virgin.
In popular culture
In season 9 of the popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy, Dr. April Kepner, then a resident 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.
- Born again (Christianity)
- Premarital sex
- Sexual ethics
- Slut shaming
- Virginity pledge
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