In ancient Greek literature such as the Homeric Hymnsthere are references to the Parthenon goddesses ArtemisAthenaand Hestia proclaiming pledges to eternal virginity Greek: Elsewhere in 1 Corinthiansincest, homosexual intercourse according to some interpretations  and prostitution are all explicitly forbidden by name however, the Septuagint uses "porneia" to refer to male temple prostitution. Volume 2 of Routledge research in medieval studies. Coerced medical virginity tests are practiced in many regions of the world, but are today condemned as a form of abuse of women. Helen King does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Especially for child victims of sexual assault, mentally disabled persons, cases of incest, and cases in which reporting the results is life-threatening for the patient, virginity testing is more than just a medical examination. Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences.
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In fact, the precedent for the mitzvot which are related in Deuteronomy Most participants reported that an increase in unprotected genital contact caused the increased rates of genital warts, herpes, AIDS, and unwanted pregnancy in patients. The hymen is a ring of fleshy tissue that sits just inside the vaginal opening. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. From Alia Bhatt to Deepika Padukone: This picked up an early Christian idea that virginity was spiritual as well as physical. Coerced medical virginity tests are practiced in many regions of the world, but are today condemned as a form of abuse of women.