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Virginity refers to the state of never having had sexual intercourse. A virgin is a person of either sex who has not had sex.

Some girls stay secretive about their Christianity and desire for virginity until marriage. Don’t be ashamed to let others know where you stand. Ask your youth pastor about signing a document proclaiming your purity commitment. Then tell others about it. Consider wearing a purity symbol such as a ring or special necklace — especially on dates. These have no special power, but they can remind you of your plan to remain sexually pure. What's Your Plan for Sexual Purity? by Elaine Creasman.

Virginity is respected and valued in many societies, especially female virginity, which is often interwoven with personal or family honor in some cultures. Some men place importance on a woman's virginity, especially in a prospective wife. However, male virginity and chastity is often less of a priority than female virginity for conservatives. Although conservatives typically exhort girls and women to save themselves for their future husbands, male abstinence outside of marriage is primarily discussed in the context of respecting the father or husband of the woman in question, and not in terms of respecting the woman's wishes.

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Image is based on a World War I poster of Uncle Sam exhorting men to "protect the nation's honor".

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