I wrote a lot of posts in April for the A to Z challenge. People accepted and appreciated all my posts and I felt wonderful. However, what baffles me is that of all the posts that I wrote in the last month the most popular has been the 'V-Virginity' one. It has had the highest number of page views, since I wrote it, around twenty days ago. The best part is, I wrote a lot of posts after and before it, but none got as popular as this one. I am even scared to think of what was the search term some people used to get to this post of mine. Since majority of my audience are from India, I am not surprised that this post got the maximum number of hits. I did not even make a big fuss of it until Cal pointed it out to me one day. Yeah, the holy grail had won over the audience. Nonsense.
If you live in Bangalore and subscribe to Bangalore Mirror, you definitely would have noticed a column called 'Sexpert' appearing in this newspaper everyday. More than ninety percent of the queries written to the sexual expert out there, are asking him for techniques to test the virginity of a girl. Mostly their partner, whom I assume they must love. Just an assumption though. One guy even once wrote that his girlfriend bled during their first "act" but did not bleed enough. He was worried and almost depressed due to it, hence he decided to take the suggestion of an expert to solve his earth shattering dilemma. Another guy who was soon to be married, wanted to know what positions needs to be used, to check if his wife was a virgin or not on their first night. Another wanted to check her virginity without having her undressed and was asking for suggestions. Wow, the poor genius. I pity the expert who has to answer such questions on a daily basis. Also, I cannot help but doubt that there is a single pervert/ maniac out there who sits and asks questions using different names. I appreciate his dedication.
Indians are really ignorant when it comes to sex, we know. The number of sites out there which offer "package" enlargement is proof enough. I know a lot of men personally who have visited call girls with their first salary and continue to do so with every pay. Some men have their hot girlfriends and sleep around like there is no tomorrow, boasting of their conquests on their boys night out. A year or two later, these men ask their parents to find them a suitable, pristine, small town virginal beauty to be their life partners. And if that lady, by chance, doesn't bleed on her wedding night, then hell breaks loose. Suddenly the woman he chose to be his wife turns into a whore overnight. Just because she did not bleed. That single bit of fleshy tissue is considered to be the holy grail of life long love and relationships. Seriously, how ignorant are we?
There are some women who write into magazines and news papers asking for a hymen reconstruction surgery. Apparently this surgery comes at a high cost. What is the use, when it is going to be ruptured again? Some women are willing to shell out their whole bank balance just to erase the doubt from their partners minds. And their men, happily enjoy the prick and live the rest of their lives considering themselves to be the opening batsmen who scored a century on their not so debut match. Its as sad as it is funny. The hymen can tear due to various activities. Exercise, yoga, cycling etc. And yet, the logic for some men remains the same. The men and women I have mentioned above are highly educated, mind you.
And then came the magic concoction of all. The wonder cream '18 Again'. Suddenly there was this huge hype and posters all around the city, asking a woman to use it and feel like a teenager again. This cream apparently helps to tighten the vaginal muscles and make the area fair. This was once displayed at my local chemist store. I checked it, out of curiosity. It costs like three thousand bucks. I am sure they did pretty well with their sales, since I saw the disappearing boxes on the shelf. This magical serum came into existence around two years ago. I wonder what it is up to now. I don't see the posters anywhere. Did the Indians finally realize that the holy grail does not matter anymore, or there is no other woman left to get "tight" anymore?
It is 2014 now and people still are worried about the partners virginity. Men have an upper hand because they are not blessed with a tissue that is the only way for proving thou pureness. I did not have an arranged marriage, thankfully, but I hear from friends going through the girl screening process that well educated NRI men ask the girl if she is a virgin or not. Its really sad that prospective happy relationships are ruined due to something that hardly matters. Or does it? Who is to blame here?