Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hymen Intact? Ask God.

There are times when reading the back pages of the newspapers is fun, and then there are times when it gives forth stories like this:

Across the country, "revirginization" appears to be gaining steam. Spiritual efforts to reclaim virginity emerged back in the early 1990s and now, prompted by abstinence-only school courses taught to thousands of girls nationwide, and by religious teachers, there are reports of more and more young women ... attempting a sexual do-over. Other women are opting for a more radical route to reclaim their virginity: surgical replacement of the hymen, the small membrane that stretches from the walls of the vagina and that typically breaks when a woman first has intercourse ...
"Revirgination" ... "surgical replacement of the hymen" ... "radical route to reclaim their virginity." Did anyone need these phrases? Can anyone, lying prone on a deathbed, fade to black contentedly upon hearing them just in time? It's more of religion's bounty, it must be said. But if you really want to feel a rush of vomit vault into your mouth, check this:
The fact that some women believe they are able to recapture a kind of sexually virginal state underlines the idea that virginity is not nearly the black-and-white issue most of us think, that it has come to be as much a concept as a fact.
Oh goodness no. Virginity can't possibly be reducible to anything as brute and sordid as one's actual sexual history. It's far, far more precious and sacred and mystical than all that; it's way over on the 'spirit' side of the duality, never on the flesh side. It's all about what you and your favorite god jointly agree it to be -- no more and no less.


Zennalathas said...

So...if I convince a girl to have sex with me for her first time because she can just go back on it after, am I being immoral, or is the church?


Laura said...

Did I just hear someone unring the bell?

"Do you now feel like 'second-hand goods'..." (Watts)

To that I answer, "Only if I did it right!"

Dale said...

Zen, I had the same thought. Let me know how that line works. I recommend carrying around a laminated printout of this article to back up what you're saying.

Laura, good answer!

Domestically Challenged said...

Oh, come now! I'm often an innocent virgin who somehow manages to get myself completely compromised by... well... sadly, DH is not into that game, so I have to write about it instead!

The only difference is they have run amok with their virginal fantasies! It shouldn't be too surprising I suppose. The "if you wish it, it must be true" mindset is what FSM's are all about.