11 March 2011

Virginity in China

Virginity in women is highly valued in China (as well as various other cultures around the world). This has led many women to have to risk being looked down upon or even loosing a marriage partner if they want to have sex freely when they want. Until now. Japanese companies are actually trying to sell artificial hymens. The hymen is a thin membrane inside the vagina that is broken by penetration and has always been the most noticeable indicator of a woman's virginity (even though it may be broken by other means such as strenuous exercise). These fake hymens are made of Carboxymethyl cellulose and are designed to stick into place with surgical glue. Although the makers claim no side effects, gynecologists say they could lead to infections. Still, millions of women pay almost US$10 for these over-the-counter patches. Even so, the makers recommend faking being in some pain in order to be more convincing.

Those who want to take it a step further can have hymen restoration surgery, in which the natural hymen is reconstructed. I have no idea how they do this but some believe its worth the $1000 price tag.


  1. There is also the interesting point that since the hymen has no real practical purpose some women can actually be born with out one. Also being with out penetrative intercourse for a long time can make the hymenal ring constrict again (not to be confused with the membraine) causing bleeding and pain as the women become sexually active again.

  2. Ugh...the hymen is a MYTH! Sometimes there is a covering, but many women just don't have one. It usually disappears when female fetus' are done developing their vaginas. The ones that have it, usually get it cut open so they can menstruate.

  3. Fuck sexism, virginity is not important! people open your minds!