As a mental exercise, I tried to imagine when I first heard the term “virgin” when used to describe a person’s state of non-experience with in terms of sexual relations. To be honest, I realized that I first heard it among friends, when talking about girls they liked – in the sense that “do you think so-and-so is still a virgin? That would be so hot! I hope I’ll be the first to get her!”
At the time, it didn’t matter to our teenage minds just how wrong all
of that sounded (I’ll expound more on that later). All that mattered
was that we were thinking of how great it would be if the girl were a virgin.
Of course, as we grew older, the value that was given to a person
being a virgin changed. Here are some interesting observations about how
the “virgin value” changes, depending on who it is, and what generation
you’re talking about.
Read more at the Philippine Online Chronicles
Photo: “Died a Virgin,” by Quinn Dombrowski, c/o Flickr.com