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Thursday 27 March 2014
News Opinion Sexuality

extra virgin: perpetuating the virginity myth through one-off sex work

Ally Van Schilt
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It seems that this sort of thing happens once every few years and, lo and behold, here we are again. A 27-year old medical student from the United States has decided to auction off her virginity. The woman, known as Elizabeth Raine (her true identity is being concealed, excepting to that of the highest bidder)…
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Thursday 21 November 2013
News World

in brief: Brazilian woman auctions virginity

Sarah Iuliano
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A Brazilian woman who controversially attempted to auction off her virginity for charity is starting the bidding again. Catarina Migliorini, 21, was offered more than AU$800,000 by a Japanese bidder to do the deed late last year, but refused to consummate the deal on meeting with him. ‘I am the sole owner of my own…
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Monday 11 November 2013
Books

lip lit: orkney

Lauren Strickland
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Where shall I take you, I asked, when we are wed? ‘The sea,’ she answered. ‘Will you take me to the sea?’ Oh, I said grandly, oh I will pour out oceans for you. In fairy tales, as in real estate, it is all about location (repeat ad nauseam). Any change, any alteration, any turning…
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Featured News

backlash over virginity tests proposed for indonesian school-girls

Sarah Iuliano
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Imagine: you’re a young woman about to embark on a journey that will see you tested mentally, physically and emotionally. A doctor examines you, checking to see if you are physically prepared for the path ahead. Your strength of character is linked to the purity of your body – and so the doctor’s examination requires…
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
News

daily feminist news 21.08.13

lip magazine
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  Indonesian school proposes virginity tests on teenage girls The test — to be conducted on female students who are typically 15 or 16 would involve examining their hymen to see if they are intact. Boys will neither be physically tested nor asked if they are virgins. Women’s groups and the Education Minister are among…
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Monday 1 October 2012
Featured Opinion

purity for sale

Sara Berndt
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For about $US30 you can buy an artificial hymen pack from China and have it shipped to anywhere in the world. This ‘newly developed technology enables (customers) the amazing ability to become a virgin again’. The page warns the customer to watch out for inferior products which ‘might cause a very negative situation when the…
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Thursday 27 September 2012
Featured Opinion

should she put a ring on it?

lip magazine
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This is something that has fascinated me for a short while now and I have still not come to a definite conclusion. It’s an ever-so-slightly taboo subject but I’m curious to know what others views are. Should single girls wear a ring on their ring finger? First of all, I’ve been trying to think of…
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Wednesday 19 September 2012
Culture Featured

like a virgin

Kaylia Payne
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While I wrote about the topic (in a rather blathering, abstract way mind you) not that long ago, my fury has once again been ignited by this product: 18 again. For those too lazy to click on the link, the product called ’18 again’ is basically a vaginal tightening cream that is designed to keep…
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Wednesday 1 August 2012
Culture

like a virgin: saving, losing and doing it like gen y

lip magazine
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With Pitbull taking girls back to his Hotel Room, and Katy Perry frolicking about with milkshake breasts that spray whipped cream, it’s not surprising that Generation Y has been labelled ‘promiscuous’ or that virgins are classified as a dying breed. Gen Y, however, isn’t losing its innocence as fast as society seems to believe… The…
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Thursday 19 July 2012
Featured

(sex)uality: virginity tales

Zoya J. Patel
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In season one of Girls*, one of my favourite plotlines is that of Shoshanna, the cousin and roommate of Jessa. Shoshanna is slightly awkward, very endearing, and most significantly, a 22-year-old virgin. Her virginity is somewhat of a burden to Shoshanna. She feels cut-off, left out, like she can’t join in with the girls when…
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Wednesday 20 June 2012
Culture

going for gold: hurdling virgins still cause a stir

Emma Koehn
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If the concept of two weeks of Olympic coverage sends you hurtling towards your hard drive ready to demolish five seasons of HBO drama programming, don’t fret – the soap opera that is the lives of professional athletes could entertain you yet. Pop media interviews with young female sports stars have been problematic in the…
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Sunday 6 May 2012
Featured Opinion

the 22 year old virgin

Melissah Comber
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I’m a 22 year old virgin. Shocking, I know. How inconceivable it is to think that in this day and age, with our over-sexualised culture and flippant approach to the values of yore, someone as ancient as I could still be on their V-plates. Apparently, I’m a dying breed. At least, that’s what my peers…
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Opinion

Like a virgin… twice: losing your virginity to both genders

lip magazine
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I blew my high school years in pursuit of one girl. It seems comical now, that my 13-year-old self met the girl of my dreams and spent the next five or so years pining after her. That, along with general shyness and being the only out lesbian at my high school and college meant I…
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Wednesday 30 November 2011
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: first time sex and the pressure for perfection

Dunja Kay
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A couple of weeks ago, I was at a friend’s place and decided to mosey on over to his shelves of DVDs and find something to entertain me while he cleaned. After a ridiculous amount of time spent trying to decide what to watch, I settled on season one of an old favourite, The OC….
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