By regrouping these papers under a common title, Freud wanted to express the continuity of his thought concerning love, including sexual attitudes and conduct.
Etymology[ edit ] The word virgin comes via Old French virgine from the root form of Latin virgogenitive virginis, meaning literally "maiden" or " virgin "  —a sexually intact young woman or "sexually inexperienced woman".
As in Latin, the English word is also often used with wider reference, by relaxing the age, gender or sexual criteria.
In the latter usage, virgin means uninitiated. The Latin word likely arose by analogy with a suit of lexemes based on vireo, meaning "to be green, fresh or flourishing", mostly with botanic reference—in particular, virga meaning "strip of wood".
Most of the OED1 definitions, however, are similar. The German word for "virgin" is Jungfrau. Jungfrau literally means "young woman", but is not used in this sense, anymore. Instead "junge Frau" can be used.
Jungfrau is the word reserved specifically for sexual inexperience. As Frau means "woman", it suggests a female referent.
It is, however, dated and rarely used. The English cognate "maid" was often used to imply virginity, especially in poetry - e. Maid Marianthe love interest of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood in English folklore.
German is not the only language to have a specific name for male virginity; in French, male virgins are called " puceau ". Although typically applied to women, like English, it is also applied to men, in both cases specifically denoting absence of sexual experience.
When used of men, it does not carry a strong association of "never-married" status. This distinction is necessary due to there being no specific word for wife or husband in Greek.
By extension from its primary sense, the idea that a virgin has a sexual "blank slate",  unchanged by any past intimate connection or experience,  can imply that the person is of unadulterated purity.
Concept[ edit ] The concept of virginity has significance only in a particular social, cultural and moral context. According to Hanne Blank"virginity reflects no known biological imperative and grants no demonstrable evolutionary advantage. They argue that no standardized medical definition of virginity exists, there is no scientifically verifiable proof of virginity loss, and sexual intercourse results in no change in personality.
A person may also have a virgin complex directed towards oneself. The traditional view is that virginity is only lost through vaginal penetration by the penis, consensual or non-consensual, and that acts of oral sexanal sexmutual masturbation or other forms of non-penetrative sex do not result in loss of virginity.I'm 23 and I've never had sex and lately I'm beginning to feel like it's just a burden My virginity is important to me..i mean it's not like I'm waiting till marriage just until the right person comes initiativeblog.com lately I've been feeling like it's just a burden.
Virginity as a burden Another factor about virginity to consider is virginity as a burden. To most teenage boys, virginity is a burden that must be left behind and disregarded as soon as you walk through the locker room doors, due to peer pressure.
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Losing virginity is one of the most profound experiences of growing up. While it gets a lot of play in books and movies, it's rarely been the subject of serious study. A Vanderbilt University. Although virginity has historically been correlated with purity and worth, many feminist scholars believe that it is a myth.
They argue that no standardized medical definition of virginity exists, there is no scientifically verifiable proof of virginity loss, and sexual intercourse results in no change in personality.
Definition of taboo in English: taboo. noun. ‘For many it is a taboo subject which leaves people feeling isolated and vulnerable.’ ‘But whether it should be taboo even to discuss such issues, as some are arguing, is another question.’.