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

Celibacy, as part of many traditional religions, have been 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 believes, the concept of sexuality in some individuals is associated negatively while for others it is considered to be a divine and prestigious act. The approach towards the practice of sexual activities also varies, for instance if the sole purpose of such engagements is biological reproduction, then 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 when it comes to 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 as 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 are married, it must be considered an act of adultery; however, if neither of them are bound in a marital relationship, then they are committing the sin of 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 of high significance and reflects piousness of one’s character. Islamic shariah prescribes punishment for both males and females that are caught being engaged in the act of Zina. The recompense of such an act is eternity in Hell with doubled disgrace and a 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 referred to a great sin and an evil act. Other than 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 labelled as a sinful act. Th idea of virginity in the old testament is more tolerant as it doesn’t require a female to necessarily be a virgin at the time of her marriage. Similarly, a child, if born to an unmarried woman, is not considered illegitimate and therefore is not ostracized on the basis of social or religious dealings.

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

Virginity in Hinduism

In Hindu culture, a lot of emphasis is on premarital virginity of a female. In fact, in most South Asian cultures, purity of women defining her character is based on the idea of virginity. 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 great merit and spiritual importance. Interestingly, the five ‘kanyas’ in the Vedic scripture, were apparently not virgins, yet they were considered to be the five noblest women as per the book. Although Hindu scripture is more open towards sexuality, its followers are seen promoting a culture that has drawn boundaries, specially when it comes to premarital sex.

Virginity in Sikhism

Sex in Sikhism is only considered to be an appropriate act if the activity occurs between married couples. Premarital sex is highly discouraged and is thought to be a result of 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 of it are forbidden and considered a sin. Sikh ideology also focuses on women dressing modestly to protect their family honour and self-respect. Virginity is considered to be an important aspect in Sikhism therefore it must be preserved before marriage. Sikh culture looks down upon a man and a woman living together prior to 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 important question as it determines your future life and whether this conversation has been helpful in any way. The greatest tip I can give you is to being true about things, but keeping them general. Be comfortable and open to talk about your past life, but do not go into specifications when it comes to your sexual activities prior to your current relationship. You must also remember to filter out unnecessary details like times and dates that may potentially affect your partner’s mind in a negative way. In fact, mentioning porn sites or lustful thoughts that you have struggled with in the past, in my opinion, 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 of it in arguments. Investing in a healthy relationship would require you both to forgive each other and intend to never 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 being focused on how things will look in the future for you as a couple.

Some people present an alternate view and consider sharing and being honest about one’s past as important 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 at the time you were with someone else. Such people stress on the importance of guilt riddance as one of the most vital things that result in ultimate happiness. For partners having a progressive thought process, you must be open about sexual experiences in your conversations as the stepping stones in a marriage are faith and loyalty.

What is the Common Religious Understanding of Hymen Restoration?

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

This understanding is utterly flawed and even rejected by many religious laws. Do you feel the need that a woman has to open up about every detail, every scar, every 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 though hair extensions, does that men she is deceiving her future husband? This only shows that the woman has an insecurity which she is able to find a solution of. A number of religious scholars have therefore permitted women to wear hair extensions but they have pointed out that this must be done only after they have gained the approval, acceptance and permission of their husbands. This eliminates the possibility of concealing or cheating altogether. The loss of virginity is not an influential deficiency as it is not intended for itself and its loss 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. 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 in order to restore your hymen, the third option is more budget- friendly, accessible and convenient. As part of the Hymen Restoration Kit, you get to 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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