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Virginity isn't taboo anymore; How sex-ratio differs from 90's to 21st century

There was a time when virginity used to be girls' only asset and no girl was allowed to compromise on it. Virginity was put at the top of all her qualities and qualifications.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 23 Dec 2018 2:23 PM GMT

Virginity isnt taboo anymore; How sex-ratio differs from 90s to 21st century
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Saima Siddiqui

Lucknow: What if I tell you finding virginity in today's society has become as rare as finding a Unicorn. Our society has changed and evolved as the technology has advanced to an extend that it has shortened the distance between two continents and individuals. It has shattered the stereotype of being a woman who advances to sexual relationships only after marriage.

Our society has witnessed tremendous changes in terms of living standards, technology, trends and structure. If we see, we could find that all the factors contribute and determine the style of living in our lives. People have become more expressive and liberal in their sexual expression. They are exposed to sexual content through Internet, Television, Billboards and Magazines etc. which have influenced their sexual behaviors.

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If we talk about old times where many cultures had different ways to communicate the forbidden message of bodily desires. For instance people in Rome used to put a flower vase at their windowsill to tell that they have a girl ready for marriage. But in modern time this trend got replaced by Matrimonial Sites, various Dating Apps, Dating Clubs and many more.

The technology also contributed to change how our society behaves. Easy access to adult content to youngsters not only educate and make them aware about sexual relationships. It also encourages them to explore it all by themselves. There were times when both male and female gender were not in such proximity with each-other and it was difficult for them to meet or advance their love interest further. But with changing trend and society now both the genders encounter each other on daily basis be it offices, colleges, public transports, parties, clubs, social media and other places.

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There was a time when virginity used to be girls' only asset and no girl was allowed to compromise on it. Virginity was put at the top of all her qualities and qualifications. But with time, virginity became the less important factor of a girl's life and it took a back seat in her life. Now with education and law, girls have got more power and are more empowered with their bodies and what they do with it.

This is the era which has put women-freedom at war with age-old-social-customs. On one hand, where women want to fly high, express their desires, pleasure their bodies, contrary to it, the society and its obsolete customs are scuffling her to stay 'Pure and Pious' as this is the custom society always wanted to put women in; chained and burdened with social obligations.

The ever changing society has witnessed a huge difference in woman's sexual behaviors, as in 90's women were less expressive and were considered as an object of sexual pleasure but in the wake of 21st century women came into main lead and showed the world that they also have desires and could choose sexual partners for themselves; defying all the taboos related to women physical needs.

The data reveals how the virginity is not a taboo anymore:

-Sex survey conducted by Durex Global reveals one out of four Indians think that there is nothing wrong with premarital sex.

-A Bangalore based non-governmental Freedom Foundation found that 38% men and women believe premarital sex s permissible while 25% say they regularly indulge in casual sex.

-A data from the National Family Health Survey (NHFS) found that more than 90% of first sexual encounter happens at the age of 20-24 for men and 15-19 for women.

-Another survey found that 53% unmarried people in main cities had premarital sex, not always with partner they would marry.

-About 72% of these respondents had their first experience during their teens.

-49% of all youth are attracted to physical attributes, 60% to social stature, 15% to carrier prospects and 19% to affluence.

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Saima Siddiqui

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