Busting the Virginity Myth
Dr. Megan Martin is focused on providing a safe space for Women to find answers and solutions to their sexual health and wellness questions. Nothing is too taboo or embarrassing to ask. She believes in shame-free education about our bodies throughout the different stages of our lives. Penetrative heterosexual sex is normally associated with virginity, but that’s not the only kind of sex there is. Most of us were taught about Virginity in some sort of religious context (growing up Catholic, I heard it a lot and even prayed to the Virgin Mother). Then marketing from Disney's Jones Brothers and others sold society this idea of purity culture (complete with special rings) that made people even more fixated on the concept of virginity. The virginity myth perpetuates a sexist story where women are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. What if we’re wrong to recognize virginity in the first place? And how do we stop buying into the notion of virginity?