Is she virgin or not? How to identify? 10 easy ways to understand


The word virgin comes via Old French virgine from the root form of Latin virgo, genitive virgin-is, meaning literally “maiden” or “virgin“—a sexually intact young woman

In medical science a woman who has not participated in sexual intercourse is called a ‘virgin’.

What is Virginity?

Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. There are cultural and religious traditions which place special value and significance on this state, especially in the case of unmarried females, associated with notions of personal purity, honor and worth.

If you want to know the basic knowledge of virginity, you must have knowledge about hymen.

What is hymen?

The hymen is a thin layer of mucous membrane situated at the orifice of vagina. It has got a small opening through which menstrual fluid passes.

Signs of virginity can be distinguish by two ways:

1)      Extra Genital – Mainly breast sign

2)      Genital Signs (Means Vagina and Hymen)

Breast signs of virginity: (Breast of a virgin girl):

  1. Small Breast (Not too large)
  2. Hemispherical Breast
  3. Elastic, Firm and Rounded
  4. Pink to dark Areola around nipple
  5. Nipple directed forward, upward and laterally

Fig: Virgin Breast

Fig: Virgin Breast

Genital Signs of virginity:

1) Labia Majora

  1. Pink in color
  2. Firm
  3. Rounded
  4. In close apposition, so as close the vaginal orifice

**Even on abduction of legs, the vaginal orifice remains completely closed

                                                                                                                       Fig: Abduction of Leg

2) Labia Minora

  1. Thin cutaneous fold
  2. Pink in color
  3. Soft and small

Fig: Labia Minora in Virgin

3) Forchette and posterior commissure – Remain intact and crescent shaped

Fig: Forchette and Posterior Commissure in Virgin Female

4)      Clitoris – Small and vestibule is narrow (Triangular  area  lying  between  labia  minora with clitoris as apex and the anterior margin of the hymen  as  base,  commonly  called  vestibule)


5)      Hymen

  1. Intact
  2. Firm
  3. Inelastic with central opening which admits only tip of little finger with difficulty

6)      Vaginal orifice – slit like orifice which admits only tip of little finger with difficulty

7)      Vaginal Mucosa – rugose, reddish, sensitive to touch, If the sexual intercourse is habitual rugosity likely to disappear

8)      Cervix – Forms almost right angle with vagina.

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Fig: Cervix right angle with vagina

So Principal Signs of Virginity:

1) An intact hymen

2) A normal condition of the fourchette and posterior commissure

3) A narrow vagina with rugose walls.

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