sex, money, and miscellany: talking about what matters

fake hymens

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

…what will they think of next? Apparently, the so-called biological evidence of virginity is so important that now there are companies manufacturing fakes. What is this world coming to? These are only necessary because the consequences of not having one at the right time and in the right place can be so terrible. Here’s my rant, which is not news to anyone in sexuality education:

a corona (formerly known as a hymen) is a piece of tissue that may or may not cover the vaginal opening a little bit or a lot for some portion of a person’s life. How exactly is that scientific or certain about anything? If someone happens to have one intact, then presumably nothing has gone through it, since it won’t grow back.

The absence of one doesn’t mean anything.

And with prosthetic coronas now available, it seems that we don’t even know that they’re real.

So.

Dear Powers That Be: stop trying to legislate what people do with their own bodies. Stop making rules about what kinds of self-determination are Okay and what kinds are Not Okay, and then we won’t have any trouble with trying to figure out if someone broke those rules. Let’s stick to worrying about things like rape, shall we?

/rant

I will be calm again tomorrow. I promise.

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  1. Yep, that’s the one.

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