on 12:28PM at Oct 26th, 2007
I have been taking a class all about gender and it really made me think.....
What does it really mean to lose your virginity?
There was this trans-gendered female to male (pre-op for those who don't know the term) and he made the comment that he lost his virginity to a girl and well he still had female sex organs. That made me think. So I asked a girl I know who is a lesbian and she said that she still considers herself a virgin.
What I am wondering is what others think about this....
If it is a personal feeling then can a heterosexual sexually active person say they are a virgin??? What about gay men???
on 05:59PM at Apr 11th, 2008
You make an interesting point. When the concept of virginity was first used transgendering was not medically possible. With homosexual people, even if they have had many sexual encounters with people of the opposite sex, are they a 'homosexual virgin' until they have had a sexual encounter with someone of the opposite sex? Is virginity based purely on the sexual act or the type of act or a mindset? I suppose its also traditionally different for men than women becuase for a woman it was about loss - the loss of their innocence. For men it was about conquering their inexperience. If a virgin is raped does that mean that she is no longer a virgin?