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  • The Divine Office: Agnes' twin martyrdom

    01/21/2014 7:04:30 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner
    The Examiner ^ | January 21, 2014 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a treatise On Virgins by Saint Ambrose, bishop Today is the birthday of a virgin; let us imitate her purity. It is the birthday of a martyr; let us offer ourselves in sacrifice. It is the birthday of Saint Agnes, who is said to have suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve. The cruelty that did not spare her youth shows all the more clearly the power of faith in finding one so young to bear it witness. There was little or no room in that small body for a wound. Though she could scarcely receive the blow, she...
  • ‘Degrading’ virginity tests on women must stop, Quebec doctors’ group urges

    10/13/2013 5:22:15 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | October 12, 2013 | Postmedia News
    Montreal — The Quebec college of physicians has issued a warning to doctors to stop performing virginity tests, a practice linked to bridal purity and family honour. Gynecological exams for virginity certificates contravene the profession’s code of ethics on several grounds, including breaching patient confidentiality, said Charles Bernard, president of the Collège des médecins, in an interview. The practise is outrageous, repugnant, irrelevant and unacceptable, he said. “Imagine a doctor who does a gynecological examination with the sole purpose of … it goes beyond the imagination. And it’s degrading to women,” Dr. Bernard said. The College was responding to a...
  • Virginity and Government Payoffs

    06/14/2013 8:19:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In Madhya Pradesh, the second largest state in India and home to over 75 million people, the government takes sharing the wealth to new levels. In the tribal district of Betul in the Hardu village of Chicholi block, the state government under a social welfare scheme called Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana sponsors a mass marriage ceremony to ensure poor women without dowries marry. Part of the draw includes a government-provided wedding gift of 15,000 rupees, which amounts to a $256 payment. Under the contract, couples from "economically weaker sections" receive items like a mangalsutra, a bicycle, some utensils, and clothing. Despite...
  • Sick liberals exploit Elizabeth Smart’s rape and kidnapping to demonize abstinence education

    05/10/2013 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Live Action ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    Elizabeth SmartIn 2002, the kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart captured the nation’s attention. Rescued nine months later, Smart had been held prisoner and raped by Brian David Mitchell, who is currently serving a richly-deserved life sentence. Today, Smart is a 25-year-old author, advocate for child-protection laws, and missing persons commentator for ABC News. Last Wednesday, Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins University forum on human trafficking. She discussed her mindset while in captivity, the following excerpt of which has been picked up by numerous liberal commentators: I remember in school one time, I had a teacher who was talking about,...
  • Conservatives Deride, Spoof Obama 'R-Rated' Ad

    10/27/2012 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    In their last-minute attempts to woo the young female vote, Democrats have crossed the line separating good taste from vulgarity and published a video that compares voting for Barack Obama to losing one's virginity. The YouTube video featuring actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham has received a million hits in two days, but much of the attention is negative, judging by the viewers' rating of the video. Conservatives have blasted the ad. Charlotte Hays of the Independent Women's Forum called it "a new descent into vulgarity." "That a campaign would cut an ad such ad heralds a profound cultural shift in...
  • Brazilian student sells her virginity online for equivalent of $772,000

    10/27/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | October 26, 2012
    A 20-year-old Brazilian student has sold her virginity in an online auction to a Japanese man named Natsu for £483,000, or $772,000 in U.S. dollars. Catarina Migliorini's virginity was bid on by 15 people. Lucas Zaiden placing the starting bid of $1 earlier on the Web site Virgins Wanted. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The auction was organized by Australian filmmaker Jason Sisely, who began work on the Virgins Wanted project in 2009. A man, 21-year-old Alex Stepanov from Sydney, also put his virginity up for sale, but only garnered £1,860. His virginity sold to Nene B from Brazil....
  • Barack Obama campaign advert compares voting to losing virginity [how low can they go?]

    10/26/2012 4:48:19 AM PDT · by trekdown · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Oct 2012
    In a move to get more young people to vote, actress Lena Dunham, from the hit TV programme Girls, describes what it was like to cast your ballot for the first time... "You want to do it with a great guy" ... The advert is part of Barack Obama's final drive to mobilise first time voters ahead of the US presidential election on November 6.
  • Creepiest Obama ad ever: First time voting like losing virginity.

    10/26/2012 10:17:33 AM PDT · by golux · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/26/12 | S. Ertelt
    The Obama campaign has put out an official video targeting young adults that compares voting to having sex for the first time. There really are not words to describe the ad, but it gels with the Obama campaign theme that this year’s election is all about sex, birth control and abortion. (snip.)
  • Losing your virginity is the same as voting for Obama the first time?

    10/26/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The Democratic war on women continues... Women as sexual objects, propelled by, caring for their lady parts, acting only on their uncontrollable hormones; passive creatures, unable to care for themselves, needing someone/something to care for them, ("The Life of Julia"). This is the foundation of Democratic attitudes towards women, their feelings about women. And Democratic women agree, actively participating in this narrative. Lena Dunham, the 26 year old wunderkind, the child of privilege, the Oberlin (Ohio) College graduate who created, writes for and stars in HBO's award winning Girls, (the contemporary Sex and the City for under 30 females) is...
  • Obama's "Lady Parts" Ploy Is Just Loony

    10/26/2012 4:37:06 AM PDT · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 26, 2012 | Michael Graham
    “Vote like your lady parts depend on it” — said a slogan posted for a time on Barack Obama’s campaign website. Do women really vote with their “lady parts?” A new study reported on — and then pulled from — CNN’s website claims that “during the fertile time of the month, when levels of the hormone estrogen are high, single women appeared more likely to vote for Obama and committed women appeared more likely to vote for Romney, by a margin of at least 20 percent.” One of the researchers, Kristina Durante of the University of Texas, San Antonio, theorizes...
  • Woman auctions off her virginity

    10/25/2012 7:12:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 25, 2012 | Kristi Gustafson Barlette
    I would do a lot of things to raise money. Some, I’m sure, may even be a little demoralizing, but not as ridiculous as putting your virginity on the line. That’s what Catarina Migliorini did. The 20-year-old from Brazil auctioned off her virginity to the tune of 780 grand. A man from Japan is the “lucky” winner.
  • Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics

    05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Medal Detector ^ | 5/22/2012
    Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the best hurdlers in the world. She's athletic, she's attractive, she's fit ... and as she recently stated on Twitter, she's a virgin. The 29-year-old Jones, who has won gold medals at the World Indoor Championships twice, but is still searching for her first Olympic gold medal, openly discussed her virginity on HBO's "Real Sports," in an episode that airs on Tuesday night. "It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Mary Carillo. "But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done...
  • 'Bounty' on Tim Tebow's Virginity a Form of Prostitution?

    04/27/2012 2:04:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2012 | By Jeff Schapiro
    The New Orleans Saints bounty scandal is currently being dealt with by NFL officials, and already another bounty has been issued: $1 million in exchange for proof that Tim Tebow is no longer a virgin. A controversial website that helps married individuals have affairs, AshleyMadison.com, is offering $1 million to the woman who can prove she has been sexually involved with the New York Jets' quarterback. "I personally thought it was a very offensive publicity stunt...And I think that not only is it insulting to highlight Tim in that way, but I think it's insulting to all the people who...
  • More women becoming virgins again with hymen replacement operations on the NHS

    12/30/2011 10:39:01 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2010
    Increasing numbers of women are having taxpayer-funded ‘virginity repair’ operations before marriage. There were 116 hymen replacement operations carried out on the NHS between 2005 and 2009. The total for 2009 was 30, up 25 per cent from 24 in 2005. The health service figures, which do not include data on the religion or marital status of the individuals, seem to echo a trend reported by private clinics, which are seeing a huge surge in demand for the procedure from Muslim women paying up to £4,000. >>SNIP<< But a Department of Health spokesman insisted that hymen repair operations take place...
  • Gipper was no Ron Juan (Actress Piper Laurie claims she lost her virginity with Ronald Reagan)

    11/14/2011 11:40:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2011 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN
    He wasn’t the “great communicator” in the sack. Actress Piper Laurie describes Ronald Reagan -- who played her dad in a movie and then bedded the 18-year-old virgin off the set -- as an insensitive “show-off” in bed in her new memoir, “Learning to Live Out Loud.” Laurie played the teenage daughter of the future president, then 39, in the 1950 film “Louisa.” At the time, Reagan was no longer married to actress Jane Wyman and had not yet started dating Wife No. 2, the former Nancy Davis, when he started flirting with the ingenue, insisting she call him “Ronnie.”...
  • Why Virginity Matters

    10/25/2011 1:48:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | JENNIFER FULWILER
    I always used to pause at that oft-used description of the saints. The martyr part made sense. But why virgin? To make it a point to highlight that aspect of a person’s life seemed a little…personal. To use internet parlance, it struck me as TMI. I knew that the problem must be with me, and not with a tradition of the 2,000-year-old Church, but I never could figure out why that designation was so important. Then I began to notice something: Our society has lost the concept that it is possible to live a fulfilling life without having sex. And...
  • Muslim group to probe 'virginity surgeries'

    07/07/2011 10:37:42 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    Sun News ^ | July 7th, 2011 | KEVIN CONNOR
    The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) plans to investigate just how common it is for women to have their hymens repaired. "I am hoping to do this research, but now it is just in the initial stages," Alia Hogben, executive director of the CCMW, said. On Thursday, QMI Agency reported a story about Dr. Dimitrois Giannoulias of Toronto, who performs the surgery. Giannoulias has a private clinic and performs the surgery for women who have arranged marriages in the Middle East, where brides need to be virgins or they can face severe consequences. When he was contacted again, he...
  • The virginity over an Apple iPhone 4 !

    06/30/2011 11:33:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    A Chinese young girl posted on Weibo social network an announce saying that she sells her virginity over an iPhone 4. The teenager motivated her gesture saying that his father doesn’t want to buy her an iPhone 4. The announce made furors on the Chinese Twitter channel, Weibo and the girls not only that she didn’t found any pretender to her virginity, but she didn’t got either the dreamed iPhone 4. The people that followed her on Weibo social media channel had all swords of comments. From the irony one to the most constructive or practical advices. One follower advised...
  • Egyptian general admits 'virginity checks' conducted on protesters

    05/30/2011 9:21:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/30/11 | Shahira Amin
    A senior Egyptian general admits that "virginity checks" were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities. The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks. At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests."
  • Do virgins have happier marriages?

    05/07/2011 9:28:57 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 29, 2011 | SHARON BEXLEY
    Hollywood megastar and major heart-throb he may be, but Tom Hanks has never embraced the girl-a-minute lifestyle of many celebrities. In a recent interview he admitted to only ever having had two lovers. This can hardly have been for want of opportunity. Having few physical relationships has been a conscious choice - and one that has made him, at 46 years old, a blissfully happy married man. 'Never in my life have I put out the vibes of a ladies' man or rake,' he said recently. 'I know that I'm a celebrity and, along with that, will come attention from...
  • Online Dating Sites Cater to Virgins

    03/19/2011 8:12:29 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 12 replies
    Charisma News Online ^ | 18 March 2011 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Online dating is nothing new, but the $1.8 billion industry is growing—and diversifying—by leaps and bounds. There are dating sites for cheaters, dating sites for millionaires, and dating sites for Christians. The are dating sites for specific ethnic groups, dating sites for divorcees, and dating sites for age groups. Now, there are even dating sites exclusively for virgins and abstinent singles. WeWaited.com and WeAbstain.com are catering to singles on the dating scene that are looking for someone of the opposite sex that holds the same values. While WeWaited.com targets virgins looking for other virgins to date, WeAbstain.com focuses on singles...
  • Meet the real 40-year-old virgins

    03/06/2011 3:57:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    NewScientist.com ^ | June 5, 2009 | Ewen Callaway
    Contrary to Hollywood notions, the 40-year-old virgin is not an awkward yet funny and endearing electronics salesman played by Steve Carell. He is a church-going teetotaller who has neither been to jail nor served in the military, according to a new survey of more than 7000 people. He also represents an estimated 1.1 million American men and 800,000 women aged 25 to 45 who have never had sex. The study, led by urologist Michael Eisenberg of the University of California, San Francisco, will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His team's survey found that 13.9...
  • US teens, young adults 'doing it' less, study says

    03/04/2011 6:04:14 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 03, 2011 | MIKE STOBBE and CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Fewer teens and young adults are having sex, a government survey shows, and theories abound for why they're doing it less. Experts say this generation may be more cautious than their predecessors, more aware of sexually spread diseases. Or perhaps emphasis on abstinence in the past decade has had some influence. Or maybe they're just too busy. "It's not even on my radar," said 17-year-old Abbey King of Hinsdale, Ill., a competitive swimmer who starts her day at 5 a.m. and falls into bed at 10:30 p.m. after swimming, school, weight lifting, running, more swimming, homework and a volunteer gig...
  • In Iran, Modernity Takes on the Cult of the Virgin [Revolution? Sexual Revolution in Islam?]

    02/14/2011 6:38:16 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Monday 14 February 2011 | Praveen Swami
    Iran’s men are having trouble dealing with the brave new world that’s imposing itself on their bedrooms: an unnoticed tide of sexual change that could prove far more important in shaping the country’s cultural and political values than the 2009 democratic revolt-that-failed. “It is still widely accepted,” Negar Farshidi writes, “that a groom can make his marriage conditional on the bride remaining a virgin, and cancel it if it turns out she isn’t. An official Iranian study, Farshidi records, has determined that more than half of all young people in Iran have had premarital sex – which means those certificates...
  • The Virginity Capsule - now for sale

    11/08/2010 2:02:07 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Elder of Ziyon ^ | November 07, 2010
    We have discussed the phenomenon of hymen restoration surgery for Muslim women to appear more like virgins for their wedding night, and how it is illegal in many Arab countries. But since it can save the lives of many women who might be murdered by their new husbands, the procedure is even covered by British national health insurance. But now, there is a cheaper method. ... This capsule is similar to a Chinese device ... that performed the same function, when an Egyptian cleric demanded that any bride found to be using it should get the death penalty.
  • 'Virginity Test' Helps Free 3 in Vietnam Rape Case

    07/15/2010 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    Mail Times (from AP wire) ^ | 1 July 2010 | Tran Van Mihn
    An acupuncturist who claims she can detect a man's virginity based on a small dot on the ear has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, where she is credited with helping to free three convicted rapists from prison. Traditional medicine practitioner Pham Thi Hong started lobbying for the men's release, pleading their case all the way to the president, because she believes all three men are virgins and therefore could not be guilty of rape. "They all had small red spots on the back of their ears," said Hong, 54. "The spots should have disappeared if they had had sex....
  • Australian Opposition Leader Blasted for Suggesting Girls Save Sex for Marriage

    01/30/2010 12:09:51 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies · 597+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 29 January 2010 | Life Site News
    CANBERRA, January 28, 2010 – Tony Abbott, the leader of Australia’s federal opposition, has been blasted in the mainstream press after he called on young women to “stick to the rules” about refraining from sex before marriage. Abbott, a Catholic and father of three teenage daughters, went on, however, to tell the interviewer with the Australian Women's Weekly that if young women cannot abstain, they should use contraception. The Federal Member for Warringah and shadow Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, told the magazine that he would say to his daughters that sex “is the greatest gift...
  • Egypt anger over virginity faking

    09/29/2009 10:02:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 73 replies · 1,852+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/28/09 | Magdi Abdelhadi
    A leading Egyptian scholar has demanded that people caught importing a female virginity-faking device into the country should face the death penalty. Abdul Mouti Bayoumi said supplying the item was akin to spreading vice in society, a crime punishable by death in Islamic Sharia law. The device is said to release liquid imitating blood, allowing a female to feign virginity on her wedding night.
  • Taxman Seeks Teen Who Sold Virginity

    05/23/2009 1:51:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,010+ views
    news.aol. ^ | May 21)
    A teenager who sold her virginity for about $14,000 may have to pay half of it in taxes, London's Daily Mail reported. An Italian businessman reportedly paid Romanian-born Alina Percea, 18, in cash for a weekend of sex after the teen auctioned off her virginity online. Percea, who is studying in Germany, flew to Italy for the romp. But that's not stopping tax officials in Berlin from pursuing part of her earnings. They said the deal was "nothing more than prostitution." Prostitution is legal in Germany but hookers are heavily taxed.
  • No Such Thing As Virginity, Author Says: 'Purity Myth' Says We're Too Harsh On Women Who Are Sexual

    04/23/2009 11:29:45 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 104 replies · 2,201+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4:38 p.m. CT, Wed., April 22, 2009 | Jessica Valenti
    More than 1,400 purity balls, where young girls pledge their virginity to their fathers at a promlike event, were held in 2006 (the balls are federally funded). Facebook is peppered with purity groups that exist to support girls trying to “save it.” Schools hold abstinence rallies and assemblies featuring hip-hop dancers and comedians alongside religious leaders. Virginity and chastity are reemerging as a trend in pop culture, in our schools, in the media, and even in legislation. So while young women are subject to overt sexual messages every day, they’re simultaneously being taught — by the people who are supposed...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Talk Radio guys, talk 3.7 million "VIRGIN" out of giving it up...

    01/18/2009 10:25:04 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 21 replies · 2,082+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 01.19.2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Last night, quite late in the evening, and on the show, the girl who has pledged to sell her virginity for the highest bid, convinced her to not "give it up" if a higher bid - individual or cumulative comes in to top the present $3.7 million offer that has been registered. Having done MANY interviews declining similar offers, Natalie Dylan (not her real name) has agreed to remain a virgin, and give ALL of the proceeds (that she had previously agreed to use towards graduate school) instead--to stopping the horrific practice of child sex trafficking.
  • VIRGINITY FOR A DEGREE

    01/14/2009 10:23:58 AM PST · by andrew roman · 16 replies · 768+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 14 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    A precept for Americans to follow in determining what is right - appropriately dubbed "American Rule of Thumb Number One" - is to identify what consensus the rest of the world has come to on any given issue, then take the opposite position. A second rule of thumb says that if the word "studies" is tagged onto the end of any college course, e.g., Environmental Studies, Native American Studies, Africana Studies, Toe Jam Studies, it is coming from a perspective far left of center. Rule of Thumb Number Three says that only a leftist - in this case a Women's...
  • DEFLOWER POWER

    01/13/2009 12:26:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies · 2,612+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2009 | Larry Sutton
    A 22-year-old woman's quest to auction off her virginity has snared hundreds of bidders, including one who says he'll pay $3.8 million to seal the deal - but only if he can tape the magic moment. The woman (above), who goes by the pseudonym "Natalie Dylan," launched the campaign last fall through the Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Carson City, Nev. "I'm still getting offers, but I'm not necessarily taking the highest bidder," she said yesterday.
  • Lies, damned lies, statistics… and the Washington Post on virginity (media bias alert)

    01/09/2009 4:15:34 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 518+ views
    CNA ^ | January 9, 2009
    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," Mark Twain said, quoting Benjamin Disraeli.But Twain would have probably added a fourth type of lie to Disraeli’s list after reading the recent Washington Post article "Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds," phony science used to push ideology.What the author of the piece, Rob Stein, tries to lead his readers to believe, is clear from the subtitle: "Teenagers Who Make Such Promises Are Just as Likely to Have Sex, and Less Likely to Use Protection, the Data Indicate."But reading through the article, the much promised "data" actually evaporates. First,...
  • Virginity Pledges Don't Work

    01/01/2009 4:19:17 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 29 replies · 915+ views
    Live Science ^ | 01 January 2009 | Robert Roy Britt
    The U.S. government spends more than $200 million annually on abstinence-promotion programs, including virginity pledges.The latter approach does not work too well.A new study of a federal survey taken in the 1990s finds that teens who took virginity pledges are just as likely as other teens to have sex before marriage. Importantly, when the pledgers broke their vows they were less likely to use birth control, including condoms.
  • Virginity Pledge Doesn’t Stop Teen Sex

    12/29/2008 3:39:55 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies · 1,652+ views
    WebMD ^ | 12/29/2008 | Jennifer Warner
    Dec. 29, 2008 -- Teenagers who take virginity pledges are no less sexually active than other teens, according to a new study. But the results, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggest that virginity pledgers are less likely to protect themselves against pregnancy or disease when they do have sex. Researchers say the findings suggest that virginity pledges may not significantly affect teenagers' sexual behavior. Instead, they may decrease the likelihood of teenagers taking precautions, such as using a condom or using birth control, when they do have sex. Virginity Pledge May Lead to Risky Sex Researchers say the federal government...
  • No-breakfast teens have sex earlier

    12/26/2008 9:29:10 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 48 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 26 Dec., 2008 | The Times of India
    TOKYO: There are many theories on the links between food and sex, but Japanese researchers have came up with a new finding — young people who skip breakfast tend to lose their virginity earlier. In a study of 3,000 people, those who did not regularly eat breakfast when in their early teens said they lost their virginity at an average age of 17.5, versus an overall average of age 19 for all Japanese. For those who had a morning meal when they were younger, the average age of having the first sexual experience was 19.4. The study, backed by Japan's...
  • 105-year-old virgin says no sex the key to long life

    10/10/2008 10:35:55 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 101 replies · 2,552+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | Richard Savill
    A woman celebrating her 105th birthday says that celibacy and staying single has been the key to her long life. Clara Meadmore, a retired secretary, who still has her own hair, teeth, and sharp wit, never had time for a family and lived alone until going into care. She said: "I've always had lots of platonic friendships with men but never felt the need to go further than that or marry." "When I was a girl you only had sex with your husband and I never married. I grew up in an era where little girls were to be seen...
  • Virginity Pledges May Help Postpone Intercourse Among Youth (RAND Corp. Study)

    07/01/2008 1:19:42 PM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 285+ views
    News Release OFFICE OF MEDIA RELATIONS 703-413-1100 x5117 and 310-451-6913media@rand.org FOR RELEASE Tuesday June 10, 2008 Virginity Pledges May Help Postpone Intercourse Among Youth Making a virginity pledge may help some young people postpone the start of sexual activity, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers found that adolescents who made pledges to remain virgins until they are married were less likely to be sexually active over the three-year study period than other youth who were similar to them, but who did not make a virginity pledge, according to the study published online by the Journal of Adolescent...
  • Surgery Offers Muslim Women Illusion of Virginity

    06/11/2008 4:12:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 25 replies · 95+ views
    N Y Times Online ^ | June 11, 2008 | Elaine Sciolino
    PARIS — The operation in the private clinic off the Champs-Élysées involved one semicircular cut, 10 dissolving stitches and a discounted fee of $2,900. But for the patient, a 23-year-old French student of Moroccan descent from Montpellier, the 30-minute procedure represented the key to a new life: the illusion of virginity. Like an increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, she had a hymenoplasty, a restoration of her hymen, the vaginal membrane that normally breaks in the first act of intercourse. “In my culture, not to be a virgin is to be dirt,” said the student, perched on a hospital...
  • Outcry after French court rules on virginity

    06/04/2008 6:24:32 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 141+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/4/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Breibart has a story about a bride who lied about her virginity and her husband who wanted the marriage annulled when he found out she was not. The big deal? They were both Muslims and that particular religion sets great store by women's virginity before marriage. In fact, it sets great store by virginity, period. Men who die during jihad are promised 72 virgins in the afterlife. Apparently, in the Muslim afterlife the 72 virgins have their virginity restored so that the supply of virgins never runs dry. The French are now in an uproar and demanding to have the...
  • The virginity dialogues

    01/11/2008 1:36:03 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 96+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | January 08, 2007 | Khaled Diab
    How the Egypt's obsession with sex and virginity relates to the broader socio-economic picture Experience is valued in everything, it would seem, except in the world of traditional courtship. I am no anthropologist, but it strikes me that most of human societies, either now or historically, place a premium on premarital sexual chastity, or "purity", particularly when it comes to women: from the Bantu of southern Africa, to the various faiths of South Asia, to the monotheistic religions of the Middle East. While Egypt and other secularised Arab states were at similar to the west in terms of gradual sexual...
  • Women Get 'Virginity Fix' NHS Operations In Muslim-Driven Trend ("Religion Of Peace" Alert)

    11/15/2007 6:58:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 161+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th November 2007 | JAMES CHAPMAN
    Women get 'virginity fix' NHS operations in Muslim-driven trend By JAMES CHAPMAN 15th November 2007 Women are being given controversial "virginity repair" operations on the NHS, it emerged last night. Taxpayers funded 24 hymen replacement operations between 2005 and 2006, official figures revealed. And increasing numbers of women are paying up to £4,000 in private clinics for the procedure apparently under pressure from future spouses or in-laws who believe they should be virgins on their wedding night. Doctors said most patients are immigrants or British of ethnic origin. The trend has been condemned by critics as a sign of social...
  • Virgin, It's NOT a dirty Word

    06/16/2007 9:35:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 2,725+ views
    TFP ^ | 06.14.07 | Norman Fulkerson
    Millions of teenagers nationwide, including male university students, have chosen to remain virgins until marriage. In doing so they unflinchingly clash head on with a modern day culture that implicitly condones free love.  A friend of mine was once riding the subway late at night when the doors opened and in stepped two couples returning from a night out on the town. They laughed and carried on until one of the ladies noticed a poster promoting abstinence on the wall behind them. She read it out loud for the others. “Virgin: it’s not a dirty word,” it said. Then half...
  • Muslim women in France regain virginity in clinics (Hymenoplasty procedure growing in popularity)

    04/30/2007 12:37:47 PM PDT · by Stoat · 139 replies · 3,583+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2007 | Alexandra Steigrad
    Muslim women in France regain virginity in clinics Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:20AM EDT By Alexandra SteigradPARIS (Reuters) -- Sitting in a cafe near the Champs Elysees, the 26-year-old French-born woman of Algerian descent looks like any other Parisian. But two months ago, she did something none of her friends have done.She had her hymen re-sewn, technically making her a virgin again."I'm glad I had it done," said the woman, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. "I wanted to reconstruct part of my life, to reconstruct myself so that I could feel better about myself."This 30-minute outpatient...
  • In Praise of Virginity

    02/17/2007 12:15:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 781+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 2/15/07 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    I've written several articles lately approving the new trends toward abstinence that have led to reductions in teen sexual activity, teen births and teen abortions. Expressing these views has brought howls of protest and filled my e-mail box to overflowing with verbal abuse from readers who hold the notion that uninhibited, promiscuous sexual activity is the key to the good life. They are happy to let me know, sometimes in the rudest possible terms, that I am unrealistic, prudish and sexually repressed. The fact is that despite the wholesale repudiation of traditional Judeo-Christian moral values relating to sex and...
  • Pope Asks Young People to Maintain Virginity Even During Engagement

    02/06/2007 9:51:18 AM PST · by NYer · 62 replies · 924+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | February 5, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN CITY, February 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Today, the Vatican released Pope Benedict XVI's message for  the World Youth Day 2007, which is to be celebrated in all dioceses on Palm Sunday, April 1.  The message focuses on love, and a significant portion is dedicated to preparation for marriage. Rather than assume young people incapable of avoiding premarital relations, the Holy Father challenges youth to remain pure even during a marriage engagement.  "The period of engagement," he said, "very necessary in order to form a couple, is a time of expectation and preparation that needs to be lived in purity...
  • Hospice Helps Dying Man Lose His Virginity

    01/27/2007 9:04:27 AM PST · by do the dhue · 419 replies · 7,885+ views
    telegraph UK ^ | Saturday, January 27, 2007 | Stewart Payne
    A young disabled man who receives care for his life-limiting illness at a hospice run by a nun spoke yesterday of his decision to use a prostitute to experience sex before he dies. Sister Frances Dominica gave her support to 22-year-old Nick Wallis, who was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sufferers usually die by their thirties. Mr Wallis told staff at the Douglas House hospice in Oxford that he wanted to experience sexual intercourse. He explained that he had hoped to form an intimate and loving relationship with a woman, but his disability had acted as a barrier. He told...
  • EUROPEAN SEX SURVEY - Teens from Germany, Iceland Ditch Virginity Early

    12/15/2006 6:32:58 AM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 283 replies · 10,143+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | December 14, 2006 | dgs/ap
    German kids like their sex. A survey of European teen sex habits has found that only pubescents from Iceland are quicker to jump in the sack. But when it comes to safety, the Dutch are tops. The casual observer in Germany might be forgiven for thinking the Germans are oversexed. Pornographic cinemas and blush-inducing sex shops are a familiar part of the urban landscape, while exposed breasts are a common sight on advertising billboards and magazine covers. With all that stimulating material around, it's not surprising that young Germans apparently have sex on the brain. A newly-released World Health Organization...
  • (Catholic) Woman joins small club of ‘consecrated virgins’

    10/10/2006 5:49:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 509+ views
    AP ^ | October 8, 2006
    EAST AURORA, N.Y. - She stood at the altar in a white gown and veil, but she was there for no earthly man. Lori Rose Cannizzaro was dedicating her virginity to Jesus.Saturday's rare Catholic ceremony, one her own pastor didn't know existed, turned the 42-year-old into a "consecrated virgin." Fewer than 200 women in the United States and 2,000 worldwide have declared their perpetual virginity this way, according to U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins."There are people who think I'm nuts," Cannizzaro said.The ceremony was a revival of one of the church's oldest rituals.Mystical marriageThe rite is available only to virgins,...