Gadget to help women feign virginity angers many in Egypt
In this article in the LA Times, it's reported that a new device called the Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit
I don't have time to read the article; the idea alone sounds ridiculous. Generally with regards to the whole subject of virginity, it's a total storm in a tea-cup IMHO and a non-issue.
Many women never bleed the first time they have sex anyway. I thought that was relatively common. I wonder how many women who don't bleed get accused of not being virgins in that country.
It is sad though that these women have to hide their status from their future husbands. One of the respondents made a good point that there is a double standard with men who would have sex before marriage themselves still looking for virgin wives. If these women are losing virginity before marriage, then there must be man out there who want to sleep with them. Unless these men are all married, then there must be many men over there who have sex before marriage as well. If these men are okay with having sex before marriage then they should be okay with marrying a woman who has done the same thing. I usually try to respect cultural differences, but double standards stink.