IRI and China share cultural attitudes on virginity
Washington Post / Keith B. Richburg
17-Aug-2010 (6 comments)

For women who do not want to have surgery, a cheaper, faster path to "revirgination" is available in most sex novelty shops: a Chinese-made artificial hymen that purports to create a physical sensation for the man and emit fake blood when ruptured.

Ari Siletz

Virginity obsession in an industrialized country

by Ari Siletz on

"I really care about virginity," said Xia Yang, product manager for a technology company. "If you go to buy a cellphone, of course you'd want to buy a new cellphone. Who would spend the same amount of money to buy an old cellphone that's been used for two years?"


Ari Siletz

Infuriating story, Anonymouse

by Ari Siletz on

And Wikipedia says almost half of South korea doesn't even have a particular religious preference. Then again maybe all these crimes against women are perpetrated by the religious half, and the non-religious half are God's real angels. 


Just ask the doctors in Iran

by Cost-of-Progress on

how many "restorative" hymen surgeries they do in a day.

We have a family friend who's a physician in northern Iran. He reports that he gets at least 5-6 a week that come to him for this type of surgery, but he refuses it.

It's easy to stick your head in the sand and pretend everything is honky dori. Will this Chinese junk take care of this type of worries for women, or should they be concerned about  the health side effects that Chinese crap will carry with them?

We now take you back to your regularly scheduled program: "it is all A-OK in Iran, she's strong and independent with the mightiest military in the entire galaxy".







And, some need more than one, mainly 72!

by MM on

why shouln't it be true the other way around?


Same is true for South Koreans' obsession with virginity

by Anonymouse on

This is just recently August 17.

After Murder, South Korea Rethinks Marriage Brokers.

Within three days, a man can meet and marry the Vietnamese bride of his dreams, one typical marriage agency claims. The Vietnamese woman will be faithful, submissive, between the ages of 18 and 25 and a virgin, the agency promises. Indeed, the potential bride's background is much better vetted than the man's: one popular Singapore-based marriage agency will medically examine the woman to ensure she's a virgin — once by a doctor in Vietnam and a second time in Singapore — just to be sure. Until now, that's been business as usual in an industry that has been facilitating thousands of marriages each year in Asia since the late 1990s, forever transforming the demographics of places like Taiwan and South Korea. But last month's brutal murder of a Vietnamese bride has caused Seoul to rethink its approach to international-marriage brokers.

In July, just eight days after Thach Thi Hoang Ngoc, 20, arrived in South Korea, her new 47-year-old husband beat and stabbed her to death. The man, it turns out, had been treated for schizophrenia at least 57 times in the past five years. He allegedly told police he had listened to a "ghost's voice," which had urged him to kill his wife. While men who go through marriage agencies have the opportunity to ask "an enormous number of questions" about the women they choose, a woman doesn't get to ask questions about the man that selects her, says Andrew Bruce, a regional director at the International Organization for Migration (IOM). As a result, Ngoc was in the dark about the person she had agreed to marry. Her last words to her father were, "I will live happily," according to South Korean President Lee Myung Bak in a radio address to the nation, in which he offered his "deepest sympathy to her family."

Everything is sacred

Louie Louie

I hope his new cellphone bleeds on him like crazy!

by Louie Louie on

And I hope, his head gets a bloody mess by each cycle of the month!