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Revirginization

Revirginization is the act of regaining one's virginity, after having had sexual intercourse once or many times, through spiritual or surgical means. As conceptions of virginity are highly influenced by religion, motivations for revirginization are often religious in nature. Women may also seek revirginization to comply with familial or cultural expectations. Both spiritual and surgical revirginizations are gaining popularity in the United States and can be seen in many other countries today.

The label virgin is traditionally much more important for women than it is for men, and in most societies, including the United States, it is understood primarily, and often exclusively, in terms of women. Definitions of virginity vary according to location and culture, but most include the lack of experience of sexual intercourse ...

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