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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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To: NYer

Forget becoming a virgin again...I'd settle for being as in-shape as I was at 18...


201 posted on 01/11/2006 3:33:16 PM PST by AlaninSA (It's one nation under God -- brought to you by the Knights of Columbus)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

Very good points.


202 posted on 01/11/2006 3:41:28 PM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: Centurion2000
men are getting smaller?

Yup, and it's a damn shame. It's mainly because of all the estrogens (read that as soy products) that boys are eating (sometimes right out of the womb). It's not that they don't have enough testosterone, it's that their estrogen to testosterone ratio tips too far to the estrogen side. They are being demasculanized.

The length of an average erect penis has dropped in recent studies to anywhere from 5.1 inches to 5.72 inches depending on which study you believe. Contrast this to the 6.34 inches in the Kinsey study. If you've got young boys, get them off the soy products and feed them meat as raw as they can stand it and raw milk if you can get it.

203 posted on 01/11/2006 4:43:32 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: F16Fighter


Wife: "Honey, I would like to have a hymenoplasty so I can be a virgin again."

Husband: "Let me get that tarp off the motor home in case they need extra some extral material."


204 posted on 01/11/2006 4:50:08 PM PST by IamConservative (Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times will pick himself up and carry on.)
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To: NYer
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.

How ironic that those who easily, willingly, and carelessly lost their virginity and probably made fun of those for keeping it, are now paying big bucks for having a fake one.

205 posted on 01/11/2006 5:23:17 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: NYer

Queens in ancient Greece traveled to the healing center at Epidaurus from time to time to have their virginity renewed. I rather doubt that the temple priests did plastic surgery. But I've always wondered exactly what they did do. Any idea? Anyone?


206 posted on 01/11/2006 5:28:53 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: cjshapi

A "starting fresh" ping.


207 posted on 01/11/2006 5:35:22 PM PST by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: Semper Paratus
Brings to mind a quote by some Hollywood producer who said that he knew Doris Day before she became a virgin.

It was Oscar Levant who said it, and if you remember him, you'll realize he didn't "know" her "personally."

208 posted on 01/11/2006 6:13:21 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6
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To: NYer
Liz Taylor went for a hymenoplasty. Told her doctor it must be kept secret. He said no problem. When she awoke she saw a big vase of roses. She said, who sent the roses? The doc said, they are from Joe in the burn center. He wont's to thank you for his new ears.
209 posted on 01/11/2006 6:38:08 PM PST by G-Man 1
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To: NYer
I never understood the appeal of real virginity, and now men are supposed to find fake virginity attractive?

Why not start a fad of surgically implanted lower lip plates, like those that some African women wear? The rings look ridiculous, the procedure would be painful, expensive, and could go wrong in spectacular ways, and men could be blamed for the whole fiasco. It's just the thing for Western women.

I tried to talk two women out of breast augumentation surgery last year. Both looked fine without the procedures. Of course they both went ahead and both are happy with the results.

I cannot fathom the appeal of self-mutiliation.


210 posted on 01/11/2006 7:02:13 PM PST by TChad
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To: Hebrews 11:6
It was Oscar Levant who said it

He wore the same brand of loafers as Gore Vidal.

211 posted on 01/11/2006 7:23:56 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: NYer

High Weirdness bump


212 posted on 01/11/2006 8:14:14 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


213 posted on 01/13/2006 6:25:13 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
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To: NYer
What a great idea for a gift certificate for second, third, etc. marriages. Better than a new toaster, maybe?
214 posted on 01/13/2006 6:27:11 PM PST by Bernard (Only the US government has the time, money and hubris to calculate exactly what it doesn't know.)
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To: NYer

What will they think of next.


215 posted on 01/13/2006 7:15:36 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer
she decided to undergo hymenoplasty, which involves reattaching the hymen, as a special gift for her husband.

Humans are flipping weird!

216 posted on 01/13/2006 7:16:47 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud member of the Free Republic Humility Club. We are twice as humble as you are.)
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To: NYer
"What better gift to give my husband than revirgination"

Maybe the husband should give her the same gift. You know, fumble around for awhile and then go to sleep 10 seconds later!
217 posted on 01/13/2006 7:46:52 PM PST by roadking95th
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To: Veto!

They would sew in a new hymen.


218 posted on 01/13/2006 7:53:41 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Centurion2000; numberonepal

>>>>It's mainly because of all the estrogens (read that as soy products) that boys are eating (sometimes right out of the womb).

OMG! I read this and thought, what on earth is this numberonepal talking about?!

I never read up on soy before because I don't use soy products.

So I looked this up.

Soy: Is it Healthy or is it Harmful?


By Dr. Joseph Mercola
with Rachael Droege

In recent years soy has emerged as a ‘near perfect’ food, with supporters claiming it can provide an ideal source of protein, lower cholesterol, protect against cancer and heart disease, reduce menopause symptoms, and prevent osteoporosis, among other things. But how did such a ‘perfect’ food emerge from a product that in 1913 was listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) handbook not as a food but as an industrial product?

According to lipid specialist and nutritionist Mary Enig, PhD, "The reason there’s so much soy in America is because they [the soy industry] started to plant soy to extract the oil from it and soy oil became a very large industry. Once they had as much oil as they did in the food supply they had a lot of soy protein residue left over, and since they can’t feed it to animals, except in small amounts, they had to find another market."

And another market was what they found. To put it simply, after multi-million dollar figures spent on advertising and intense lobbying to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), about 74 percent of U.S. consumers now believe soy products are healthy.

If you’re thinking the health claims surrounding soy sound too good to be true you just may be right. Soy has become another misunderstood food category, to be added to the ranks of coconut oil, saturated fats and vegetable oils. The two former have gained a negative reputation where a good one actually applies, but vegetable oil, along with soy, have emerged with sparkling reputations that cover up the truth.

More:
http://www.mercola.com/2004/jan/21/soy.htm


219 posted on 01/13/2006 8:05:12 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Gabz

Remember what we were speculating on one of our hijacked additive threads?

I saw this comment that I thought was odd in post 203.

Well guess what? It seems that odd comment in 203 was the missing piece to the puzzle we wondered about with food allergies!

Look at this:

http://www.mercola.com/2004/jan/21/soy.htm

Soy: Is it Healthy or is it Harmful?

(snip, snip, snip, etc)

....studies have found that soy products may:

(snip, snip, snip)

- Cause severe, potentially fatal food allergies
http://www.mercola.com/1999/archive/soy_can_cause_allergic_reaction.htm

!!!!


220 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:16 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: NYer

I'll try to ping this one out.

Unbelievable. It's just madness, and this isn't the nadir.


221 posted on 01/13/2006 8:33:59 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: Tax-chick

Wow!! I knew you had a big family - well done!!


222 posted on 01/14/2006 4:34:50 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Sorry Tax-Chick, had = have


223 posted on 01/14/2006 4:35:54 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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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. She added that such procedures were gaining in popularity in part because they were made affordable for the masses

Are these the same masses that are clamoring for national health care because they can't afford $45 for the pediatrician if their child has pneumonia?

224 posted on 01/14/2006 4:40:37 AM PST by Jim Noble (Fiat justitia, ruat coelum)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Did yesterday, do today :-).


225 posted on 01/14/2006 5:40:44 AM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-10.)
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To: Tax-chick

Sorry about that!


226 posted on 01/14/2006 6:24:21 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: NYer
Old joke: Tired, past-middle-aged floozy sitting at the bar, crying in her beer. Man walks up to her and says 'why are you crying?' She says 'I want to go back in time, to have a man with six inches and who can make me bleed.' So he punches her in the nose and screws her twice.

I'll go back to lurking now; no need to call the admin moderator...

227 posted on 01/14/2006 6:46:25 AM PST by ReaganCowboy (History books are written by winners.)
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To: NYer

Just a thought...."But she was a virgin, how could she have given me herpes (or syphillis or gonorrhea or aids,etc.)"
yikes... this is a scary possibility. Hopefully there are some major std tests done before the procedure.


228 posted on 01/14/2006 6:56:48 AM PST by Cate
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To: NYer
Talk about "rolling back the odometer"! Fraud is what it is.

It also sounds like there are a lot of women who, despite all the so-called "empowerment" of the feminist movement and the sexual revolution, deep down have lingering regrets or maybe even guilt feelings about giving it up before marriage.

229 posted on 01/14/2006 7:19:28 AM PST by Pablo64 ("Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion.")
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To: NYer

This is just so bizarre, as if being a virgin is ony about a thin piece of tissue.

Notice how the article never addresses the fact that maybe these women should actually be virgins? Perhaps saving themselves for that one, exclusive man who will marry them and give them children might be os some value?


230 posted on 01/14/2006 7:22:47 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: varyouga
Guys enjoy knowing that they are the first and only ones to do it

Only sick people (Read: pedophiles) think in this manner.

231 posted on 02/27/2006 12:02:03 PM PST by andrew2527
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