About a week ago, a friend and I sat in a Waffle House and watched as the only two other patrons in the building selected a song from the jukebox. Her song and attitudes perpetuate the mythology surrounding virginity—a mythology that is entirely heteronormative and inherently sexist in design.
The pre-marital virginity of young women continues to be crucial to the honour of patriarchal family structures. Up until today, only few people know that medically, virginity is almost undetectable based on the hymen.
What is a virgin?
5 myths about virginity, busted - Bedsider
7 Myths About Losing Your Virginity, Debunked
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. However, you'll be surprised to know that there is actually no real or even metaphorical cherry to pop.
TERRE DES FEMMES - Menschenrechte für die Frau e.V. - Virginity Myths
10 Myths About Sex and Virginity- Debunked - International Women's Health Coalition
One of the most interesting parts of the panel was learning how much misinformation exists around issues of virginity, sex, and our bodies. The hymen is THE definitive marker of virginity.
8 Popular Myths About Virginity We Need To Stop Believing In Right Now