Abstract Background So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to assess if the examinee has had or has been habituated to sexual intercourse. Certain communities in rural KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and Swaziland have performed virginity tests on school-aged girls with the aim to deter pre-marital sexual activity and reduce HIV prevalence [ 3 , 4 ]. State-control of female virginity in Turkey: Since all vaginas are different, and since having sex doesn't make your vagina loose, there's no standard for what the vaginal walls of someone who has or hasn't had sex would feel like. Sex and money Men were more likely to have had intercourse if they had permanent, full-time employment and lived in cities with more than 1 million inhabitants.
Normal hymen examination findings are likely to occur in those with and without a history of vaginal penetration [ 22 — 30 ]. The authors declare that they have no competing interests. The practice of virginity testing is based on social norms that have been used historically to regulate female sexual activity and justify violence against women.