An interesting debate in Egyptian politics is taking place. It is not about elections. It is about Virginity!

The debate is about a new Japanese Hymen’ kit that makes women, a born again virgin. Politicians want to ban it in the country, calling it a “mark of shame”. Many religious scholars  say the product encourages illicit sexual behavious. However, many argue the Artificial Virginity Hymen is something that can save lives of many women living in areas where the so-called honour killings are common.

Do you agree? Should the kit be be sold in the Middle East? And on a deeper level, do we have double standards in our society which condemns women’s sexuality but turns a blind eye to male promiscuity?

Read more: (The Register)


20 Responses to Virginity in a box! – Wednesday 13th October

  1. Sultan
    Oct 13, 2010

    This is a form of cheating. The husband marries the woman thinking he is the only one but in reality he is not. It should be banned.

  2. Kareem
    Oct 13, 2010

    only a hore use it. any woman use it must go to jail. also must make website to put names of all women who buy it.

  3. Disco Queen
    Oct 13, 2010

    Kareem go learn how to spell first! You are another uneducated double standards moron! If a man sleeps with a 100 women he gets high fives and the title stud. If a woman has one night fling she is called a slut! I agree, women should not need such a kit. They should be as free as men are! It is the opressive society we live in that promotes such products!!

  4. Lyla
    Oct 13, 2010

    While I think the invention is creative, I am angry at the fact that women need an invention like this in the first place.

  5. Tamer
    Oct 13, 2010

    I think it’s a travesty that women have to fake their virginity to avoid being killed.

  6. Marwan
    Oct 13, 2010

    Nice topic Lina! 🙂

  7. 3azala
    Oct 13, 2010

    A woman can break her hymen for reasons other than sex. By jumping, falling, tampons etc. So the product might be needed. We dont want a woman losing her life because she broke hymen while cycling!

  8. KSA Nicole
    Oct 13, 2010

    This is a very touchy subject ..
    I also read that the product sometimes has fake orange blood. So for anyone using it just keep that in mind! It could make things a lot worse!!!

  9. Camel Rider
    Oct 13, 2010

    @DiscoQueen: This is about honesty and not double standards. A woman who claims to be a virgin then later on find out she was not, is an indication of dishonesty. She should discuss openly with her future husband then he should have the choice to move forward with the wedding or not. Just like she had the choice of sleeping before marriage. She also has the right to ask to marry a virgin man!

    This virginity in a box will be a source of problems.

  10. Mr Girgis
    Oct 13, 2010

    Born again virgin here. For those interested (only women need apply) please get in touch. 🙂

  11. Luci
    Oct 13, 2010

    I agree with camel rider, if everyone is honest, we would not have this product!
    Its really shameful that society forces women to have to sneak around and fake their virginity so their husbands won’t think less of them. its ridiculous!

  12. Hani
    Oct 13, 2010

    This is serious subject Lina, I think we should discuss over dinner!!!!!! 😉


  13. Lebanese Princess
    Oct 13, 2010

    We have a prevailing hypocrisy in the middle east. Men sleep with lots of women and yet they seek virgins to marry. Arabic women will use this artificial hymen out of necessity.

  14. Mr Tarboosh
    Oct 13, 2010

    Virginity is like a bubble, one prick, and its all gone!
    An old chinese proverb.

  15. Camel Rider
    Oct 13, 2010

    What is your srouce of this chinese wisdome? Fortune cookies from the Chinese resturant across the street? 🙂

  16. Mr Girgis
    Oct 13, 2010

    I dont understand why men object to this product? Maybe if more women buy it, they will be more liberal. I dint think men in the middle east can object to easy women surely???

    I am all for it! You got my vote!

    Mr Girgis

  17. Kimo
    Oct 13, 2010

    Having something like the virginity kit can cause a complete mayhem within the Egyptian social life. It will lead to a loss of all the good morals and values we have.

  18. Egyptian Rose
    Oct 14, 2010

    This kit can be used for emergencies only. 🙂

  19. Camel Rider
    Oct 14, 2010

    @Egyptian Rose: What do you mean emergencies??????
    You mean like a man proposes out of the blue and wants to marry you in 20 minutes??????? lol

  20. Saudi Juliet
    Oct 20, 2010

    This product is just pathetic! I feel sorry for anyone buying it as it is even more pathetic!

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