Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

The Cult Of Virginity

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“The Cult of Virginity” by Jessica Valenti was very interesting to read. It shed light on the fact that in reality, not very many people know exactly what virginity is or means. She even looked up the definition in medical dictionaries and encyclopedias and those either did not talk about virginity at all or it gave a definition that was not medical. That is very strange to me because most everybody has their own definitions of what they think being a virgin is.

A point that caught my attention was one that her friend had told her. She said that it isn’t sex unless you had an orgasm. I have never heard that before and that is something important to take into account. I don’t really agree with her definition with that, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This just goes to show that there are so many different opinions and definitions out there of what sex is and what being a virgin is. At the end of the day, people are going to do what they want to do and say what they want to say. As long as one is comfortable with what they are doing, and they know the ramifications of their actions, then everything should be fine.


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