In some cultures, the word “hymen” could use a little re-branding — so the Swedish Association for Sexual Education is renaming it! The Nordic org is publishing literature in English, Arabic and Sorani Kurdish that refers to that little piece of tissue as the “vaginal crown” or “vaginal corona” and provides diagrams and info explaining that not having a hymen when one first has sex doesn’t mean one is not a virgin. The group hopes that more education on the hymen — er, the “vaginal crown” — will have an effect on the number of so-called “honor killings,” when male members of a family murder a woman who has had sex out of wedlock or even associated with a man who is not socially approved by her culture.
The Frisky is pretty happy to live in a place where having a hymen on our wedding night is not a life or death situation. But we couldn’t help but get the ol’ wheels turning when it comes to renaming the hymen. After the jump, some suggestions that were probably rejected … Keep reading »
Once would have been more than enough.
A Russian woman, known only as “Natalia K,” allegedly underwent six hymenoplasties to “restore her virginity” for her husband. Keep reading »
Guys sure love tearing into our hymens. It’s about time we do too. Because, like, it’s part of you…or at least it was until you had pre-marital sex, you tramp! Just kidding, but seriously, knowledge is power. And like Wonder Woman and She-Ra before us, we deserve Powerful Privates, right? After the jump, a crash course in what we like to call “hymenology.” Keep reading »
Ever wonder what it would be like if you were a virgin again? Have you wished you could recreate the night you gave up your goodies? He would gaze deeply into your eyes and tell you how much he loves you in front of a roaring fireplace over soft music and candlelight with rose petals strewn on the floor. But instead, you gave it up in the bathroom to the cute guy on the basketball team for a two minute quickie because you thought you were going to be with him forever but instead he was just using you and you’ve never talked to him again…no, I’m not bitter. Well now you can re-live that virgin’ fantasy of yours with the Artificial Virginity Hymen. Yes, that’s right ladies. You can be deflowered for a second (and third! and fourth!) time.
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