virginity

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vir·gin·i·ty

(vĭr-jin'i-tē),
The virgin state.
[L. virginitas]

virginity

[vurjin′itē]
the state of being a virgin.

virginity

Sexual naivté Never having engaged in sexual congress, intercourse; the classic finding in ♀virgins is an intact hymen. See Abstinence, Hymen.

vir·gin·i·ty

(vĭr-jin'i-tē)
The virgin state.
[L. virginitas]
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Fewer women considered oral-genital contact with the opposite sex to involve a loss of virginity (3%-10%) as compared to men (13%-31%), whereas the converse was true regarding this behaviour with the same sex (women = 18%-29%; men = 7%-16%).
The myth of the broken hymen symbolising loss of virginity is very deeply ingrained in our society.
The same behavior was exhibited in Kosovo, especially degrading the lives of Muslim women, many of whom cannot subsequently marry if the rapes and loss of virginity become known.
Munich examines the use of lilies and Lilys in texts from 1892-1898 cautioning readers that "although the lilies under consideration here are represented as maidens, it would be useful to keep in mind the sexual ambiguity of the symbol, a symbol that frequently has as its subtext a distaste for loss of virginity by heterosexual means" (143).