Many people think that virginity is about whether one has had sex or not. But, there is more about virginity that is not common knowledge. Most people interpret virginity depending on their religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds. These controversial views on virginity indicate that there is a lot of misinformation regarding the subject. Here are some of the myths about virginity that you should know.
An individual is Either a Virgin or Not
Virginity is more of an idea and not a physical state with a clear cut definition. To some people, a virgin is someone that has never had vaginal penetration by penis. On the other hand, some people argue that sexual practices like fingering, anal sex and oral sex should also be considered when defining virginity. Some people say that a virgin is someone that has never experienced an orgasm. Nevertheless, all these forms of sex are considered when determining virginity.
Sexual Health Service Providers can Tell if Someone is a Virgin
Whether you are a man or a woman, doctors can’t conclusively tell if an individual is a virgin or not. People that are pro this myth argue that doctors can determine a woman’s virginity by checking if the hymen is stretched open. But, this is false because there are many things that can cause changes in the hymen. Therefore, the fact that the hymen is stretched open does not mean a woman is not a virgin