The Concept of Virginity in Different Religions

The Concept of Virginity in Different Religions

“Talk openly about important issues like money, sex and religion. They can affect your life and happiness a great deal. Especially when it comes to cults.” – Jess Petersen

As part of many traditional religions, Celibacy hasbeen valued by both men and women, although higher significance has been associated with the concept of virginity. Differentiated by ethnicity, geography, cultural practices, and religious beliefs, the idea of sexuality in some individuals is associated negatively. In contrast, it is considered a divine and prestigious act for others. The approach towards the practice of sexual activities also varies; for instance, if the sole purpose of such engagements is biological reproduction, they are allowed and considered appropriate in marital relationships; however, morality is questioned if the activity only derives sexual pleasure.

Most major world religions have a code of conduct regarding defining terms like mortality, sexuality, and ethics. These codes tend to describe the influence of morality and sex upon individuals, their attitudes, and their practices related to sexual issues and how they perceive them.

Virginity in Christianity

In the words of Paul the Apostle, “A person’s body belongs to God and is God’s temple.” (1 Corinthians 6:13, 3:16). He expresses this point of view further by mentioning that the act of premarital sex is immoral (1 Corinthians 6:18) and must be considered equal to adultery (1 Corinthians 6:9). According to Paul, complete abstinence from such acts is the ideal state to be in for men and women (1 Corinthians 7:1–7). Moreover, he states that sexual relations are only considered healthy and accepted if they are part of a marriage

Virginity in Bible refers to sexual purity. The New Testament considers sex appropriate and reserved for when one is in a formal, marital relationship, as discussed by the New Testament scholar Frank Stagg and classicist Evelyn Stagg. According to this view, if either of the individuals having sexual intercourse is married, it must be considered an act of adultery; however, if neither is bound to a marital relationship, they sin in fornication. An excerpt from 1 Corinthian mentions, “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins people commit are outside their bodies, but those who sin sexually sin against their own bodies”.

Virginity in Islam

Islam defines unlawful sexual intercourse as Zina, which is considered a sin and a forbidden act. Virginity in Quran is highly significant and reflects the piousness of one’s character. Islamic shariah prescribes punishment for both males and females caught being engaged in the act of Zina. The compensation for such an act is an eternity in Hell with doubled disgrace and never-ending torment. As mentioned in al-Isra 17:22, “And come not near to unlawful sex. Verily, it is a Faahishah”; where faahishah is a great sin and an evil act. Besides a legal matter, premarital sex in Islamic states also results in personal shame and causes damage to family honor. In modern-day Muslim societies such as Turkey, women’s virginity is often examined (sometimes state enforced) through clinical procedures.

 Virginity in Judaism

Although the idea of premarital sex is questioned open in Judaism, sex per se is not labeled as a sinful act. The concept of virginity in the old testament is more tolerant as it doesn’t require a female to be a virgin at the time of her marriage. Similarly, if born to an unmarried woman, a child is not considered illegitimate and therefore is not ostracized based on social or religious dealings.

Sex is considered more virtuous if carried out under a confined marital relationship. Therefore, under Jewish law, some rules help protect female virgins dealing with both consensual and nonconsensual acts of premarital sex. The idea presented by Jewish law on sexual activity is not to negate its importance or reject it entirely but to embrace it as part of a wholesome, healthy life.

Virginity in Hinduism

In Hindu culture, a lot of emphases is on a female’s premarital virginity. In fact, in most South Asian cultures, the purity of women defining their character is based on innocence. As mentioned in chapter 17- Shloka 14, “Virginity in Bhagvad Gita is outlined by “The worship of the Gods of Light; of the twice-born; worship and respect given to the religious teacher and the wise; worship and respect for all that is pure and true, all that represents justice and righteousness, virginity and non-violence, all of this brings tranquility and harmony to the body.”

In many parts of India and Hindu culture, even today, most of the wedding ceremonies practice the ritual of Kanyadan, which is a term used for “gift of a virgin” given to the groom by the father or the guardian of the girl, which Hindus believe to be of outstanding merit and spiritual importance. Interestingly, the five ‘kanyas’ in the Vedic scripture were not virgins, yet they were considered the five noblest women per the book. Although Hindu scripture is more open towards sexuality, its followers are seen promoting a culture that has drawn boundaries, especially regarding premarital sex.

Virginity in Sikhism

Sex in Sikhism is only considered to be an appropriate action if the activity occurs between married couples. Premarital sex is highly discouraged and is thought to result from lust and over-indulgence, resulting from extreme sexual desire or “kaam” in Sikh terminology. The teachings of Guru Nanak reveal that sex is sacred and must strictly be there for creating a family. Sexual acts before marriage and outside are forbidden and considered a sin. Sikh ideology also focuses on women dressing modestly to protect their family honor and self-respect. Virginity is an essential aspect of Sikhism; therefore, it must be preserved before marriage. Sikh culture looks down upon a man and a woman living together before marriage or being involved in any sexual activity.

Should I Tell My Fiancé/Husband about My Sins from Past – Religions Prescribe “Yes and No”

This is probably the most crucial question as it determines your future life and whether this conversation has been helpful. The most important tip I can give you is to be accurate about things but keep them general. Be comfortable and open to discussing your past life, but do not go into specifications regarding your sexual activities before your current relationship. You must also remember to filter out unnecessary details like times and dates that may affect your partner’s mind negatively. In my opinion, mentioning porn sites or lustful thoughts that you have struggled with in the past is also not necessary to share.

A crucial thing to consider here is that once you and your partner have discussed your past, you both need to move on from it and build a better future together. Your conversations should not keep going back to the past, revisiting every detail in arguments. Investing in a healthy relationship would require you both to forgive each other and intend never to return to that sin in the future. The only way for you and your partner to be truly happy is to not look back into the darkness but focus on how things will look in the future for you.

Some people present an alternate view and consider sharing and being honest about one’s past crucial for developing a great bonding between partners. Since it is the past that you will be talking about, they believe you don’t owe an explanation to anyone, and your partner was not in your life when you were with someone else. Such people stress the importance of guilt riddance as one of the most vital things resulting in ultimate happiness. For partners having a progressive thought process, you must be open about sexual experiences in your conversations, as faith and loyalty are the stepping stones in a marriage.

What is the Common Religious Understanding of the Hymen Restoration?

Holding the view that concealing one’s deficiencies or shortcomings is deceitful and must be labeled as cheating is not a well-regarded opinion. However, for people to be more open and accepting, we must first define the term “influential deficiency.”  In a marriage, an Influential deficiency can be comprehended by pretending that something intended to be for itself exists when it has nothing to do with concealing or camouflaging a flaw that puts the marriage at risk.

This understanding is utterly flawed and even rejected by many religious laws. Do you feel the need for a woman to open up about every detail, scar, and minute wound experienced by her body? Let’s consider an example here. If a woman is experiencing hair loss and needs to conceal the thinning of her hair through hair extensions, does that mean she is deceiving her future husband? This only shows that the woman has an insecurity to which she can find a solution. Religious scholars have therefore permitted women to wear hair extensions. Still, they have pointed out that this must be done only after they have gained their husbands’ approval, acceptance, and permission. This eliminates the possibility of concealing or cheating altogether. Therefore, the loss of virginity is not a significant deficiency as it is not intended for itself, and its failure does not necessarily jeopardize the overall purpose of marriage.

Starting a New Life – Revirgination with Virginity Pills

Revirgination, which is also referred to as hymen restoration or hymenoplasty, is the process of surgically repairing the hymen. If you are considering getting revirgination done or using a DIY Hymen restoration Kit for your situation, we advise you to be practical in your decision-making. For example, instead of telling your spouse about the truth of your virginity, which may cause you more harm than good, you can choose to have an artificial hymen through the following options:

While the first two options are surgical procedures that require you to undergo operations to restore your hymen, the third option is more budget-friendly, accessible, and convenient. As part of the Hymen Restoration Kit, you have an artificial and a manual hymen which can be used depending on the place and the time.  For more options, look at our hymen restoration kits and Hymen restoration Bundles. We sincerely wish for you to be able to live a better, more fulfilled life, leaving your sorrows and worries behind.

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