The American Virgin

From the woman who brought you I Was a Teenage Feminist comes a peek into one of my fave topics: virginity.

THE AMERICAN VIRGIN examines the impact of myths, misconceptions and cultural beliefs surrounding virginity.
What is virginity? Who gets to define it? Why do we care so much about it? And how do our sexual choices define our identity, especially for women?
From abstinence-till-marriage programs to teen sex comedies to hymen reconstruction, THE AMERICAN VIRGIN explores the ways in which anxiety and fascination with the concept of the “virgin” are linked to our cultural attitudes towards female sexuality.

Awesome. Also, if you’re in New York, there’s a fundraiser tonight, cleverly called NYC’s First Purity Ball. Go and feel like a virgin again. Whatever that means.

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