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Why do people believe the state of the hymen determines virginity?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Historic,social and
Historic reasons.
It is generally believed that a female with an intact hymen is still a virgin. This is vitally important in many cultures. There is a mistaken belief that a moman with an intact hymen is pure & has never engaged in any sex. Which ignores the fact that she may have engaged in anal or oral sex or mutual masturbation. Also a torn or ruptured hymen can be "repaired" so again a virgin.

In brief: Historic,social and
Historic reasons.
It is generally believed that a female with an intact hymen is still a virgin. This is vitally important in many cultures. There is a mistaken belief that a moman with an intact hymen is pure & has never engaged in any sex. Which ignores the fact that she may have engaged in anal or oral sex or mutual masturbation. Also a torn or ruptured hymen can be "repaired" so again a virgin.
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