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Like a virgin? Thanks to 'revirgination' (hot new trend)
Today Online ^ | January 11, 2005

Posted on 01/11/2006 6:32:06 AM PST by NYer

WASHINGTON — Forget Botox, liposuction or breast enlargement. The newest trend in plastic surgery for women in the United States is vaginal reconstruction, including hymenoplasty, which offers patients new virginity.

The procedure has become so popular that it has topped the other more conventional surgeries such as face-lifts and breast enlargement.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that vaginal surgery is one of the fastest growing trends in plastic surgery. In fact, as many as 30,000 women are said to opt for vaginal reconstruction yearly.

The procedure, also known as "revirgination", is being hawked in magazines, the Internet or on radio stations as a way for women to improve their sex life or enjoy a second honeymoon.

Ms Jeanette Yarborough, a medical assistant from San Antonio, Texas, said she decided to undergo hymenoplasty, which involves reattaching the hymen, as a special gift for her husband.

"I wasn't a virgin when we got married and I thought: What better gift to give my husband than revirgination?" the 40-year-old mother of four told AFP. "It was a real sentimental gift, it was something I could recreate for him and he was thrilled. He was like, 'Yeah, it was worth every penny'," she said.

Though long popular among women in the Middle East and Latin America, where being chaste is important on one's wedding night, hymenoplasty is experiencing new-found popularity among women in the US.

One clinic boasts on its Internet site that its practitioners "can repair the hymen as if nothing occurred". Many who undergo the procedure, which costs between US$1,800 ($2,900) and US$5,000, also ask that their vaginas be tightened, doctors say.

Ms Esmeralda Vanegas, owner of the Ridgewood Health and Beauty Center in New York, said business was booming with about five hymenoplasties performed every month.

"Hymenoplasty is for women who want to please their husband or their lover and they know that he wants to experience intercourse with a virgin," she said.

Ms Mary Blum, author of Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery, expressed concern at the fact that such surgery was becoming part of mainstream America and was being marketed as a way to gain self-esteem or as part of the country's obsession with self-improvement.

"With hymenoplasty, one of the obvious problems is you're pretending nothing happened before," she told AFP. "It falls under the heading of rejuvenation, pretending your body has no history, so now it has no sexual history."

She added that such procedures were gaining in popularity in part because they were made affordable for the masses and were being touted as a consumer product rather than as invasive — and potentially dangerous — surgery.

"It's in the domain of 'Will I take a trip, buy a new car or get a hymenoplasty?'" she said.

Ms Blum said women like Ms Yarborough could probably make their husbands just as happy with a much cheaper and less medically-intrusive option. "She could have gotten him an inflatable doll," she said. — AGENCIES


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1 posted on 01/11/2006 6:32:07 AM PST by NYer
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
"She could have gotten him an inflatable doll,"

Or she could have practiced abstinence in the first place.

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2 posted on 01/11/2006 6:33:46 AM PST by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: NYer

I'm not having my foreskin reattached. No way.


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3 posted on 01/11/2006 6:34:04 AM PST by Fintan (See??? Sometimes I do read the articles.)
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To: NYer

More stupid than plastic boobs.


4 posted on 01/11/2006 6:35:51 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance
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To: NYer

This is just bizarre. These people must have some serious issues.
susie


5 posted on 01/11/2006 6:36:09 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: Fintan

If you lost it while having sex the first time, I think you might have been a bit too rough. (Even if she liked it.)


6 posted on 01/11/2006 6:36:49 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: NYer

Revirgination? BWUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA........!!!


7 posted on 01/11/2006 6:37:50 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Those who seek to punish the Truth, are the ones most convicted.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

This procedure might save a few lives in Islamic countries. Keep them from being victims of "honor killings".


8 posted on 01/11/2006 6:37:54 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: NYer

What the ???!! Guys ENJOY having their partner bleed and be in pain during sex? And the women go through surgery to achieve this? Why don't they just buy some razor-coated condoms? Then it can feel like the first time every time. Wait for female circumcision to come into vogue. That's real sexy.


9 posted on 01/11/2006 6:38:53 AM PST by blueminnesota
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To: NYer

In other news, I would like to announce my new business venture, Pinata Restoration Specialists, Inc.

For a small fee, I will take broken pinatas from children's parties, and restore them to their former glory using super secret duct tape technology. Replacement candy not included.


10 posted on 01/11/2006 6:39:08 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: NYer
Many who undergo the procedure, which costs between US$1,800 ($2,900) and US$5,000, also ask that their vaginas be tightened, doctors say.

"Can you throw in a front-end alignment with that?"

11 posted on 01/11/2006 6:39:35 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: NYer

Oh brother. I'm sure there will be an anal version of the surgery for San Fran "couples" coming soon.


12 posted on 01/11/2006 6:39:37 AM PST by pissant
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To: brytlea

Night Court was ahead of its time.

There was an episode where Bull lost his virginity and wanted it back. He paid what everyone thought was a shyster and spent time in a tent indoors. He came out claiming to be restored. Dan tried to show him it was a scam and came out a 12 or 13 year old boy.


13 posted on 01/11/2006 6:39:49 AM PST by Ingtar (Understanding is a three-edged sword : your side, my side, and the truth in between ." -- Kosh)
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To: NYer
obviously a new prerequisite for admission into N.O.W


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14 posted on 01/11/2006 6:40:48 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: NYer

If my husband isn't happy with a 40-year-old body that's been through 10 pregnancies (with his participation :-), he can hit the road, and my attorney will be in touch.

I'm happy to go to Weight Watchers, but this stuff is sick.


15 posted on 01/11/2006 6:41:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: brytlea

This must be the source of the legend involving "werevirgins".


16 posted on 01/11/2006 6:41:17 AM PST by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat)
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To: Tax-chick

10 pregnancies!? You don't need a revirgination, you need a new hobby.


17 posted on 01/11/2006 6:41:57 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: NYer
"Many who undergo the procedure, which costs between US$1,800 ($2,900) and US$5,000..."

Dear, I'd really rather have the home theatre system, but thanks for the thought...

18 posted on 01/11/2006 6:43:01 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: NYer
"I wasn't a virgin when we got married and I thought: What better gift to give my husband than revirgination?" the 40-year-old mother of four told AFP.

What did the husband who had to go a few weeks without any while the stitches were healing have to say?

19 posted on 01/11/2006 6:43:04 AM PST by KarlInOhio (What is the most obscene gesture to a Democrat? An Iraqi voter showing him a stained finger.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I'm sure you would have made it here pretty soon anyway, but it seemed an adequate excuse for a good morning ping to you.


20 posted on 01/11/2006 6:43:47 AM PST by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat)
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To: exile

We all have to fill our time somehow ...


21 posted on 01/11/2006 6:44:01 AM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: NYer

Brings to mind a quote by some Hollywood producer who said that he knew Doris Day before she became a virgin.


22 posted on 01/11/2006 6:44:29 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Tax-chick

Sounds to me with 10 pregnancies...he's pretty happy with that body of yours...hence the pregnancies ;-)


23 posted on 01/11/2006 6:44:54 AM PST by RockinRight (The Republicans Suck Less than the Democrats)
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To: NYer

Revirgination has only one purpose__to fool the new husband into thinking he is the first.

Give Paris Hilton a new Hymen and she is still a rich whore.


24 posted on 01/11/2006 6:47:04 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: RockinRight

That's the impression I get, too.

I'm just amazed that there are men out there who would want their wife to go through surgery in order to repeat a miserable experience, whether she was miserable with him the first time, or somebody else. It's creepy, like saying, "When I have the 8th baby, I want it to be just as awful as the first delivery!"


25 posted on 01/11/2006 6:47:33 AM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: Tax-chick
Ten pregnancies! Aye-chi-wa-wa! One was enough for me!

Just looked at your profile page, your kids are beautiful! And good luck in a few weeks! ;-)

26 posted on 01/11/2006 6:48:15 AM PST by RepoGirl ("Ow! My eye! I'm not supposed to get jigs in it!" Lenny Leonard)
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To: KarlInOhio
" What did the husband who had to go a few weeks without any while the stitches were healing have to say?"

He was surigcally having a new hand attached.

27 posted on 01/11/2006 6:48:19 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: NYer

I thought you had to go to the Virgin Islands to get recycled?


28 posted on 01/11/2006 6:48:21 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no susbstitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: NYer

Hmmpf. Reminds me of the guy I knew a few years ago, who's name, and I'm not kidding here - was "Hymen Tanner".


29 posted on 01/11/2006 6:48:25 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof - usually by midmorning, or so.)
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To: NYer

Ahh, it looks there's another surgery that'll solve everything. Granted that women that have had vaginal birth (or just plain big vaginas) could use a little tightening (especially since men are getting smaller), but there are other ways besides surgery. Re-attaching the hymen is just dumb. I can't figure that out at all. "Hey honey I've spent thousands to make our wedding night a bloody mess. Isn't that great?"


30 posted on 01/11/2006 6:49:47 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: NYer

Fake virtue- great. It's a shame that in our culture, being chaste until one's wedding night is no longer as important as it it is "less enlightened" countries.


31 posted on 01/11/2006 6:50:08 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still evil.)
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To: NYer

What the hell is wrong with people???


32 posted on 01/11/2006 6:51:42 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.grab.com/fun/specials/licensetopill)
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To: RepoGirl

Thanks - I'm counting the days, as you can see from the tagline :-).


33 posted on 01/11/2006 6:51:51 AM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: exile

Hehe - how are you at unringing bells?


34 posted on 01/11/2006 6:52:26 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof - usually by midmorning, or so.)
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To: RabidBartender

Or one could spring for both the home theatre system and a tummy tuck, like I just did. I'm loving both. :)


35 posted on 01/11/2006 6:52:50 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still evil.)
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To: NYer
Wow, talk about women mutiliating themselves.
This is more American sickness.

The idea behind this ISN'T abstinence, purity or gift to first husband. The idea behind this is a LIE, to FOOL men, PRETENSE.
Very sad to my way of thinking.

36 posted on 01/11/2006 6:53:12 AM PST by starfish923 (Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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To: NYer; Lazamataz

I've been Revirginated against my will.


37 posted on 01/11/2006 6:53:48 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: KarlInOhio

"What did the husband who had to go a few weeks without any while the stitches were healing have to say?"


He was in the bathroom, unavailable for comment.


38 posted on 01/11/2006 6:54:06 AM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: NYer

How many women have pictures of that area from when they were 18 so that they know when it's time for them to have it done?


39 posted on 01/11/2006 6:54:56 AM PST by nhoward14
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To: Tax-chick

"I'm just amazed that there are men out there who would want their wife to go through surgery in order to repeat a miserable experience, whether she was miserable with him the first time, or somebody else. It's creepy,"


I'm a man and I agree that it's creepy.


40 posted on 01/11/2006 6:55:18 AM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: pissant

Reassination?


41 posted on 01/11/2006 6:56:07 AM PST by rattrap
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To: NYer

"'Hymenoplasty is for women who want to please their husband or their lover and they know that he wants to experience intercourse with a virgin,' she said."

Anyone else totally creeped out by this? *Shiver* Makes husbands look like dirty old men at the least and pedophiles at the worst.

I can see if you have a medical problem, like a prolapsed uterus or something, and a little tightening up of the muscles would be in order, but puh-leeze!

Don't these women do their Kegel exercises? Those are free, you can do them anywhere, no special equipment required, they're fun, they solve a number of problems we aging women have...and they work. *Wink*


42 posted on 01/11/2006 6:57:16 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: rattrap

Yes. Need to reassess the assthetics


43 posted on 01/11/2006 6:58:00 AM PST by pissant
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To: blueminnesota

I know, these people either have too much money to play with, or are just completely out of their minds, or maybe both. Either way it is ridiculous...


44 posted on 01/11/2006 7:00:50 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: Tax-chick
Congratulations on all your kids and future baby! How do you stay sane?

PS....I take it the FR cat is not with us anymore? He looked cute---lived a short life.

45 posted on 01/11/2006 7:00:52 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.grab.com/fun/specials/licensetopill)
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To: NYer

I hope the New York Times hasn't leaked this information to the terrorists!


46 posted on 01/11/2006 7:01:23 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Blzbba

I'm glad to hear that. I expect that men who are into this would be a small minority.


47 posted on 01/11/2006 7:01:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: NYer

Isn't that like rolling back your car's odometer to zero before selling it?


48 posted on 01/11/2006 7:01:46 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: NYer

I guess no told her that being a virgin has nothing to do with the flesh that she may, or may not have. Ultimately, I think this will just become a way for women to fool second husbands (or new boyfriends).


49 posted on 01/11/2006 7:01:49 AM PST by TOWER
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Only if you have Peyronie's Disease.


50 posted on 01/11/2006 7:02:17 AM PST by f zero
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