Women Reclaim Virginity Through Faith, Surgery

Growing number seek to stake a new claim to innocence
By Erin Mendell,  Newser User
Posted Feb 28, 2008 6:30 PM CST
"Do you now feel like 'second-hand goods' and no longer worthy to be cherished?" asks one website. "Do you ever wish you could re-wrap it and give it only to your future husband or wife? Guess what...?...   (Shutterstock.com)
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(Newser) – Efforts to reclaim lost virginity appear to be gaining steam across the country, MSNBC reports. More young women are declaring a sexual do-over, with some even opting for surgical replacement of the hymen, say doctors who’ve seen an increase in the procedures. “I felt really bad from a religious standpoint,” a 23-year-old single mother of two said, explaining her decision to spiritually revirginize.

So just how do you reclaim your innocence? Through prayer and thought. “You can decide today to commit to abstinence, wrapping a brand-new gift of virginity to present to your husband or wife on your wedding night,” states the Web site of a faith-based pregnancy support center. But the idea of reclaiming virginity underscores that the “gift” is as much concept as fact.