virginity

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vir·gin·i·ty

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

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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Phillips reminds us that most female, medieval "virginities" were intended to be "lost'--preferably on a parentally sanctioned wedding night.
Wogan-Browne's "Response" to the collection appropriately praises each of the contributions before turning to "virginities" in contemporary culture; she uses Gray's Anatomy and other current medical texts to show that our own culture has many of the same anxieties about "virginities" that medieval cultures did.