Virginity symbolizes the girl's faithfulness toward her longed-for husband and proves that she is capable of protecting herself and her reputation until her wedding night. The hymen is the only indication of virginity: if it is torn, it is seen as a sign that the woman in question has been behaving immorally. The hymen is a symbol of her respectability, which she can boast of only if no man has touched her before her marriage. The dictate of preserving virginity haunts Egyptian society, leading to all kinds of restrictions. Adolescent girls furtively tell each other stories about the dangers of bicycle riding and gym class, claiming that the vigorous movements could tear the hymen. In Egypt and the Arab world, great significance is ascribed to stories about virginity and the hymen.
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Virginity has been the obsession of men for thousands of years. It has driven the best people, like the virgin warrior Joan of Arc, to fight for just cause. Virginity has also lured the worst people, such as the sadistic Countess Elizabeth Bathory , to cause the murder of virgin maidens in order to bathe in their blood, or so the history books tell us. But why? What exactly is so alluring about those who cherish virginity?
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Having sex too soon is the biggest regret of young people losing their virginity, a survey of British sexual behaviour suggests. More than a third of women and a quarter of men in their teens and early 20s admitted it had not been "the right time" when they first had sex. The latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles poll says many people may not be ready at that age.