Friday, December 16, 2005

Squick

This makes me ill:

For her 17th wedding anniversay Jeanette Yarborough wanted to do something special for her husband. In addition to planning a hotel getaway for the weekend, Ms. Yarborough paid a surgeon $5,000 to reattach her hymen, making her appear to be a virgin again.
"It's the ultimate gift for the man who has everything," says Ms. Yarborough...


Via Pandagon: http://www.pandagon.net/archives/2005/12/post_11.html#trackbacks

What sort of sick culture are we running here?

I can recall, back in the day, when I was first teaching, getting in a brief discussion with one of my classes about why guys would want to marry virgins -- this was when I was teaching the Odyssey, and discussing why it was important, to the Greeks, that women be virgins when they marry --- and I remember one guy in the back row speaking up and admitting the truth: he was about nineteen and not afraid to speak it. "Cause if she's a virgin," he said, "she won't have nobody to compare me with."

So all right then. That's one thing.

But these are women in their thirties and forties, with kids, getting themselves made into fake virgins, with enormous attendant discomfort, apparently, so that their hubbies can have some sort of sick thrill over "deflowering" them.

And their hubbies like it?

(The women themselves don't like it, the article goes on to make clear: one woman admits it's two years before she can enjoy sex again. But hey: worth the price if hubby is going to have a good night, in't it?)

There are some sick relationships out there. That's all I say.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Want to hear something sicker? My mother actually suggested I have this done just after the birth of my first child. "They're down there anyway. Just have them put in a few extra stitches." Gross.

zelda1 said...

many years ago, like in the early 70's, when a woman gave birth and there was major stretching, the doctor would, in fact, put a few extra stitches, just for the hubby. They actually had a name for it, husband's notch, sorta like a widow's notch. Pretty sick.