Two-finger test[ edit ] The process of virginity testing varies by region. In areas where medical doctors are available, the tests would often be given in a doctor's office. A doctor performs the test by inserting a finger into the female's vagina to check the level of vaginal laxity, which is used to determine if she is "habituated to sexual intercourse". Examinations to test for previous sexual activity used to be performed on rape victims in Bangladesh and India before it was banned. Traditionally, Kenuzi girls of the Sudan are married before puberty  by adult men who inspect them manually for virginity.
Signs of Virginity - Michael Rosenberg - Oxford University Press
Signs of Virginity Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity Michael Rosenberg Reviews and Awards "Signs of Virginity is a beautifully in depth and complex work that in the hands of another writer could have been impossible to follow. Michael Rosenberg does an excellent job of leading readers through a variety of texts with ease, without ever oversimplifying the complexity of each. The sheer diversity of texts he brings to the table is admirable Rosenberg's study will soon be indispensable for those interested in late antique masculinity Along with earning a spot in the ranks of masculinity studies, Signs of Virginity also belongs to a burgeoning field of scholarship that treats rabbinic Judaism and Christianity together. His close readings are insightful, compelling, revisionist, if not revolutionary. Early Perspectives "The intriguing paradox in Rosenberg's argument is that female virginity was critical to the making of ancient Jewish and Christian masculinities. The scholarship is insightful, and the implications profound. Breaking with the Hebrew Bible's model of aggressive male sexuality, some late antique voices made room for a manhood that was gentler and, frankly, far less bloody.
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