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Egypt Detainees: They Gave Us 'Virginity Tests'

Amnesty International calls on government to investigate women's claims

(Newser) - A group of female protesters detained by Egyptian soldiers say they were beaten, stripped, given electric shocks, and humiliated with so-called "virginity tests" while male soldiers were allowed to watch and take photos, reports AOL News . The women complained to Amnesty International, which found the allegations credible and demanded...

Virginity Makes a Comeback
 Virginity Makes a Comeback 

Virginity Makes a Comeback

More young people postponing first encounter: study

(Newser) - A new federal study suggests more young men and women are remaining virgins longer. In the 15-24 age group, 27% of men and 29% of women say they've never had a sexual encounter of any kind, reports MSNBC . That's up from 22% for both groups from the last study in...

Male 'Virginity Test' Helps Free 3 in Rape Case

Ears never lie, says Vietnamese acupuncturist

(Newser) - Men who have small red spots on the back of their ears are invariably virgins, according to celebrity Vietnamese acupuncturist Pham Thi Hong. Hong fought to free three convicted rapists from prison after she discovered that the men had the spots, the AP reports. Hong's determination to have the case...

Sin City's Latest: Virginity-Auction Reality Show
Sin City's Latest:
Virginity-Auction Reality Show

Sin City's Latest: Virginity-Auction Reality Show

Australia threatened producer with prostitution charges

(Newser) - If you're going to round up a bunch of sexual novices, auction off their virginity, and make a reality show out of the stunt, you might as well do it in Las Vegas. At least, that's what the would-be producer of said show quickly decided after Australia threatened prostitution charges...

Health Law Slips in $250M for Abstinence-Only Education

Critics charge approach is ineffective, dangerous

(Newser) - Obama's health care reform includes $250 million for abstinence-only sexual education. To receive the funding, programs must teach that abstinence from sexual activity is "the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems." They must also tell young people that pre-marital...

Student Sells Virginity Online for $30K

New Zealand 'Unigirl' Gives It Up as Long as It's 'Safe'

(Newser) - A poverty-stricken New Zealand college student has apparently sold her virginity online to a stranger for $30,000. It's continuing a trend begun last year by Natalie Dylan, a Yank who reportedly received bids in the millions when she auctioned off her virginity online to fund her master's degree. "...

Fey on Virginity: 'Couldn't Give It Away'
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Fey on Virginity: 'Couldn't Give It Away'

'Just good, Christian values,' comic tells Letterman. 'Or, being homely'

(Newser) - Tina Fey was a virgin until age 24—“couldn’t give it away,” she told David Letterman last night, as the two discussed a tabloid list of celebrities who stayed virgins until, as Fey put it, “they were really old.” Responding to Letterman, who called it...

Death Penalty for Virginity- Faking Kit: Egypt Scholar

Said to spread vice, violate Islamic law

(Newser) - An Egyptian scholar wants the death penalty for anyone importing a device that helps women fake virginity—claiming it violates Islamic law by spreading perversion in society. The gadget releases a liquid that looks like blood, allowing a new bride to make it appear her hymen has been ruptured. The...

UK Dad Tries to Hire Prostitute for 14-Year-Old

Man snagged in police sting draws 10-month suspended sentence

(Newser) - A UK man who confessed to trying to pick up a prostitute for his teenage son has been sentenced to 10 months in prison but won't serve time, the Daily Mail reports. The 42-year-old visited Nottingham's red-light district last year on a quest to help his son, 14,  lose...

No Sex Until Marriage: Miley

Singer may be growing up, but plans to hold on to virginity

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus “can’t be the 12-year-old who just moved to LA forever,” the starlet tells the Daily Mail with regard to her rapidly deteriorating innocence—but “I want to keep my virginity until I marry. I was brought up in a Christian family.” The 16-year-old...

Virgin-for-Sale Says She'd Go for a Woman —if It Was Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is ideal beauty for Dylan—who stresses that she's hetero

(Newser) - If virgin-for-sale Natalie Dylan had to lose it to a celebrity, who would she pick? Celebutante Kim Kardashian, the New York Daily News reports. “But I’m heterosexual,” Dylan clarifies. “I just admire her beauty.” Bidding on her virginity was up to $3.8 million as...

22-Year-Old's Virginity Auction Tops $3.7M

Grad student says 10,000 men have bid for night of passion

(Newser) - The 22-year-old woman who is auctioning her virginity says she's received some 10,000 bids topping $3.7 million, the Telegraph reports. The offers range the “graphically sexual” to “polite requests from rich businessmen,” says the girl, who goes by “Natalie Dylan” in the auction. “...

Duff: I Never Actually Claimed I Was a Virgin

Tween star says she was misquoted in '06 report

(Newser) - Hilary Duff is growing up, but that doesn’t mean that she’s any less tight-lipped about her personal life, Fox News reports. “I was quoted saying I was a virgin” in 2006, “but I absolutely did not say that,” the starlet tells Maxim. So, she’s...

Virginity Lie Not Grounds for Annulment

French court ruling makes Muslim couple married again

(Newser) - France has overturned a lower court decision annulling a Muslim couple’s marriage on grounds that the bride lied about being a virgin, the BBC reports. That means the couple is married again—whether they like it or not. Husband and wife both accepted the original decision, but it sparked...

Stern Launches Virginity Auction

No, not his

(Newser) - Howard Stern today kicked off the auction of a 22-year-old woman’s virginity. The woman says she wants to use the money to pay for a master’s degree in family therapy, reports the New York Daily News.. "We live in a capitalist society. Why shouldn't I be allowed...

More Muslim Women Seeking Surgery to 'Restore' Virginity

Demand for operation rises at private European clinics

(Newser) - An increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, caught between the sexual freedom of the West and the traditions of their families, are undergoing hymenoplasty  to "restore" their virginity after lapses, the New York Times reports. The surgery to repair the hymen, if done properly, won't be detected when...

French Judge Annuls Wedding Over Virgin Fib

Country outraged by decision for Muslim groom

(Newser) - A judge's decision to annul a Muslim wedding because the bride was not a virgin has caused outrage in France, the London Times reports. The groom emerged from the bedroom to complain about his bride while the wedding party was still going on and went to the judge the next...

Celeb Virgins Find Chastity a Hit

Young stars with snow-white images winning fans

(Newser) - Young stars are defying the "sex sells" mantra by rising to success while emphasizing their virginity, ABC reports. Teen heart-throbs like Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, as well as older celebs like Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima, appear to be part of a growing modesty movement and say...

Women Reclaim Virginity Through Faith, Surgery

Growing number seek to stake a new claim to innocence

(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...

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