. There are cultural and religious traditions which place special value and significance on this state, especially in the case of unmarried females, associated with notions of personal purity, honor and worth. Like chastity
, the concept of virginity has traditionally involved sexual abstinence
before marriage, and then to engage in sexual acts only with the marriage partner.
Unlike the term premarital sex
, which can refer to more than one occasion of sexual activity and can be judgment neutral, the concept of virginity usually involves moral or religious issues and can have consequences in terms of social status and in interpersonal relationship
I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.
It is regarded as normal to consecrate virginity in general and to lust for its destruction in particular.
‘No, no; for my virginity,When I lose that,’ says Rose, ‘I’ll die’:‘Behind the elms last night,’ cried Dick,‘Rose, were you not extremely sick?’
Some say no evil thing that walks by night,In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen,Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghostThat breaks his magic chains at curfew time,No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine,Hath hurtful power o’er true virginity.
Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life’s over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness.
Virginity is the ideal of those who want to deflower.
Which people desire to lose what they possess? A sick man his fever, a tormented husband his wife, a gambler his debts, and a girl—her virginity.
Your old virginity is like one of our French withered pears: it looks ill, it eats drily.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.