Hat tip to My Women Blog
When Jeanette Yarborough decided to give her husband a gift for their seventeenth wedding anniversary she wanted it to be special. Really special. She decided that conventional treats such as Mediterranean cruises, gold watches, cars, a murder-mystery weekend, or even a boob job just weren’t going to cut it. She gave him something much more personal — and painful. Her virginity. Well, sort of. Mrs Yarborough paid $5,000 (£2,860) to a cosmetic surgeon to stitch her hymen back together so she could “lose her virginity” all over again and her husband would have that thrilling conquest at the grand age of 40.With the emphasis on virginity being a gift a bride gives to her groom, the development of surgical procedure shouldn't surprise me.
However, as I mull over the idea of a woman's proof of virginity becoming a renewable resource, I like the idea of a woman having the power to restore what a rapist or abuser ripped away. I lost my virginity by force, but I don't know how it would have changed my reaction to the mistaken belief I had that I could only marry my rapist because my "gift" was gone.
Since men have no such gift to give or any burden of proof of their virginity, I hope this development makes this "gift" a non-issue.