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29 January, 2007

Brideshead revisited

When the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, she allegedly got her virginity back as a thank you. Lesser mortals can their maidenhood restored for Dh10,000:

"A general practitioner in Sharjah said there are two types of operations; the first is 'permanent' (will last longer) and could be done any time and the second (of lesser durability) is done few days before the wedding. The first type of operation is more expensive, he said."

Some of the hymen reconstruction operations even involve inserting a small capsule of theatrical blood for extra realism on the wedding night. The good thing about hymenorrhaphy is that it should eventually make the concept of an intact hymen worthless. Quite apart from the fact that it is possible to be a virgin and have a broken hymen, or to have spent a decade taking it up the back way and still count yourself a "virgin", the downgrading of the hymen may help destigmatise rape as a source of shame for a woman.

So three cheers for the brave doctors carrying out these illegal operations, giving peace of mind and often physical safety back to thousands of young women.

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29 Comments:

Blogger screwed.mind said...

So it looks like nowadays being virgin is not a quantitative statement. i.e. you’re either one or not. It’s about how strong your virginity is…

A discussion at somewhere not far from Mall of Emirates :
Girl #1: I’m still a Virgin since 45 minutes ago until 15:30 this afternoon. With 500 Dhs, this is the best doctors could do for me.
Gilr #2 : O’..my…god, I’m still a virgin since last week. I’m planning a marriage this weekend. Are you crazy? I had the groom’s family pay 5000Dhs for it!!
Girl #3 : eeff.. I’m wasting my time with you two cheapskates, I’m virgin as a solid rock. This is the third time I’m getting married and for the last two times, my wedding night jut turned into a nightmare ending up with two men having their arrows broken against my wall! After all, I had paid 20,000 DHS to get a handcrafted platinum plate fixed up there!!

29 January, 2007 04:11  
Blogger screwed.mind said...

One piece of advice to the girls doing this :
Make sure your doctor is not Color-blind. Else, he might implant a green kiwi-juice capsule instead of a red tomato-paste one!! After all you don’t wanna end up in Area 51 in suspicious of being an Alien creature oozing out green stuff!!

29 January, 2007 04:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hypocrites.

This is the height of hypocrisy amongst the middle-eastern/arab culture.

This is mockery of their religion, values etc etc etc.

Wake up arabs! The world is laughing at you.

29 January, 2007 07:17  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

I find nothing more indicative of a man's inadequacy and low self esteem than an insistence that his wife is a virgin, especially if he himself is not.

29 January, 2007 08:06  
Blogger Sex and Dubai said...

One of our favorite topics revisted.

The preservation of the holy hymen is such an ill measure of a woman's chastity, especially as pointed out - it promotes indulgence in anal sex and allows the entire society to callously believe she's untouched

On the upside: it helps restore some sense of dignity to rape victims. But we all know the real reason why it's so popular is because our boys don't wait till marriage to keep the snakes in their tents and our women just don't keep their legs closed.

We've written about this before, please allow and excuse the shameless plug:
http://arabiacalling.blogspot.com/2006/12/nip-and-tuck-dubai-style.html

29 January, 2007 08:57  
Blogger nurse on duty said...

I read one article about hymenorrhaphy in one the magazine circulating within the entire UAE. As nurse, this is not new to me. I have seen a lot of female(young or even not-so young) who opted to choose this kind of operation just to save thier 'dignity'. But it is surprising to know that the Arab community is allowing the advertisement of this procedure.

29 January, 2007 09:21  
Anonymous poo said...

[...] or to have spent a decade taking it up the back way [...]

ROFLMAO

29 January, 2007 09:46  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

All I can say - poor girls who have to go through it because of the society and family pressure :(

29 January, 2007 10:05  
Blogger Al-Republican said...

Shameful and disgraceful are the words that come to mind...

29 January, 2007 10:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On another quite prehistoric note, VOIP is now going be well... a thing of the past come Feb 1. so all you lads and lasses having fun in the free zones talking to your families and friends all around the wide world...BEWARE !

29 January, 2007 14:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOTE A: Links below take you to a page with NSFW pix.
NOTE B: The ones who will bitch about these pix being posted here are the same ones who expect their women to be virgins with intact hymens, while they go forth and fornicate all over the place.

Their hypocrisy boggles my mind


This is what the results of a hymen repair operation are like. [The before and after images on the bottom left of the page]

Courtesy of labiaplasty.org/

29 January, 2007 14:49  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Anon whose comments I haven't approved: I just didn't feel this was the place for such a discussion. However there is a lively debate about that topic here where you will probably be more likely to have your questions answered.

29 January, 2007 14:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

meh... SD in that case feel free to post this one [ http://celebritycola.blogspot.com/2004/10/crafting-cooler-cooter.html ] instead of the money shots :)

Thanks to click_310 for sending the link to your post.

29 January, 2007 14:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say the vast majority, I will say over 95% of UAE local girls will be REAL virgins in their wedding night.

You might find my statements too "optimistic", but I say them confidently. I must also add that is a good thing. Call it selfish, backward or whatever, but for me the beauty of femininity is her exclusivity, and loyalty.

I aint buying that insecurity bullshit or whatever. The average emirati (GCC) dude as long as hes good, and takes care of his family stands an infinitaely better chance of keeping his woman.

I dont believe Western or modern man can say that. I have lost count how many of my "modern" friends have been cuckold.

Now as I said the vast majority of locals are chaste on their wedding night. However of you look at the elite in this country, i.e mostly the moneyed and royalty, then I say you are talkinking about a completely different phenomena. Split hymens abound in there, a freeway on the wedding night. They know about it and are less hypocritical about it.

29 January, 2007 15:14  
Blogger Suburban said...

I would expect that demand will only be increasing now that we all have the ability to select the sex of our children in advance.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Health/10100327.html

"In some countries, where many view daughters as burdens, pre-natal sex selection is considered a boon. However, specialists at the centre doubted that such parents would come knocking on their door."... My ass, they'll have folks lining up around the block.

sarcasam> On the bright side, when I auction my daughter off to the highest bidder I can expect to make some serious coin. because like, supply and demand./sarcasam>

Gorgeous blog SD. Thanks for the entertainment.

29 January, 2007 16:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it hypocritical or an act of deceiving for a woman to have herself "restored"?

Yes, if her future husband is a virgin himself

No, if her future husband is not

It cant get simpler

29 January, 2007 16:42  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

Off topic for a moment:

Congratulations SD on your Bloggie nomination!

http://2007.bloggies.com/

29 January, 2007 18:28  
Anonymous blogrosh said...

Honestly this is old news, and I think most native exapts may not find this "shocking”. Some (surely not all) Arab women, including Saudi, Emi and Indians/Pakistani’s - have been doing this for a while.

I am not saying this is right or wrong - it's their choice. I mean, Hollywood icons go under the knife and lie about it, lie about their age, have breast implants, liposuction etc all - so what's so "shocking" here?

However, it's nice to see, spineless GN, finally publish an article on this topic, even though the "tone" sort of reads like high jacked Islamic beliefs.

29 January, 2007 19:15  
Blogger rummyjohn said...

OK Al, I'll bite...

Is it shameful and disgraceful that girls are having pre-marital sex, or is it shamefula and disgraceful that they have to undergo surgical procedures to keep "society" happy?

29 January, 2007 21:00  
Blogger Hatem said...

The link is not working secretdubai; not to publish my comment but to fix the word "here" please!

29 January, 2007 23:52  
Blogger Lirun said...

wow

what a concept..

3 cheers for the brave women as well..

30 January, 2007 00:00  
Blogger Al-Republican said...

rummyjohn:

Shameful for the pre-marital sex and disgraceful for the latter (undergoing such surgery to keep society happy... it's sick to even say it!).

I really am shocked that such operations are legal!

30 January, 2007 11:20  
Anonymous Barsawad said...

Hymen reconstructions! I wonder: what next?

30 January, 2007 15:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10K for some stitching? who is sponsoring this business?

I heard some tailors do it for cheaper...

30 January, 2007 23:28  
Blogger jummy bear said...

nurse on duty @29 January, 2007 09:21 "But it is surprising to know that the Arab community is allowing the advertisement of this procedure." --- Coz they are known for keeping things under covers? Lol. Sweet. Hehehehee...

anon @ 29 January, 2007 14:49---how am i supposed to protest to the pics when the site isnt loading!
shoot! i was so looking forward to you categorizing me as "the same ones who expect their women to be virgins with intact hymens, while they go forth and fornicate all over the place."

I love this blog.

01 February, 2007 18:18  
Blogger nazim said...

There is a joke in our place, that one lady, she was a prositute, she knew that men give more money when they feel this girl is having her first time with him, so she put a small cracker !!!! inside her, during the process when the man hear the "pop sound" and ask what that, she use to say its my "Cherry pop" !!! the man feel happy and give her money, at last it was her wedding day?!! she think to make her better half more happy so she put a big cracker !!! inside, during the time a big bag !!! amazingly he asked whats that??? its my cherry, then he says i don't need that your cherry is popped, give my thing back !!! ( during the blast, his thing was removed from him !!!!)

12 February, 2007 12:13  
Anonymous Mirri said...

Who cares? Men control women's bodies in a myriad of ways. Islamic or not. Whether Fatima feels pressured to have her hymen restored or Jennifer feels pressured to have her boobs blown up a coupla sizes, same diff. The hymne restores her purity and the boobjob enhances her looks. Who ultimately judges the end result? MEN. And for all you women who claim you do it for yourselves (any type of plastic surgery) please, get real.

Until women say guess what? I'm not risking my wallet and health to please men's opinions - cést la vie!

I only wish we would start pressuring men into inserting silicones into their penises en masse! That would be a riot.

23 March, 2007 16:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally have to agree with Mirri!
I think that wether it be a boob job or restoring a hymen if women accept either it is just them submitting to opression and to ownership by men.
Common ladies, do you really think that a tiny peice of flesh determines wether or not you are pure, and to all the guys how about you do what you preach.
It just so happens that men are lucky enough not to have any indication to their "purity".

23 May, 2007 19:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a friend that is a victim of rape by her stepfather since she was 5-6 years old, and the girl cannot tell her mother, because she fears of ruining the marriage, and that her half-siblings will have a separated family.

many men have proposed to my friend and she is rejecting in fear of anyone knowing the truth, and by that she will have no dignity. Now her family is pressuring her to get married and her wedding is around the corner.

she currently lives in the UAE, so please if u have any contact or clinic name or number that would do virginity restoration, it would be a big help.

13 December, 2007 17:01  

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