…(T)he term hymen is rooted in the Greek word for membrane. Rather than a fragile membrane that breaks, however, the hymen is actually multiple folds of mucous membrane.
The vaginal corona is a permanent part of a woman’s body throughout her life. It doesn’t disappear after she first has sexual intercourse, and most women don’t bleed the first time.
After reading the article, I have to say that I agree with the reasoning as to why there should be a name change, but I don’t really think it’s going to go far. It’s far better to just continue to work on taking virginity off the ridiculous pedestal upon which it has been placed than on trying to replace one word with another.
The angel of the LORD cometh upon you in the shower at the worst possible moment: one hand placed upon thy right buttock and the other bearing soap, radio blaring, humming a heathen song of sin.
You sing! You dance! You flee from the authorities!
You were a bit difficult to place, because you like civilization and humanity — but when it comes to work, you don’t really fit into the system, the ruts and the rituals, that modern civilization embraces. You like your own ways… your old ways.
We’ve placed you among a hardy Gypsy family. They’ll have you plucking a violin before you can talk, and dancing before you can walk. The road is your home, and your horses are members of your family. You get to wear lots of shiny things.
We expect that you’ll have a good life. Even if your people are surrounded by a world where they don’t really fit in, they have each other, an oasis of compatibility in an unbalanced world. We know you’ll make the most of it!