Shopping Among blue-state social liberals, commitment to the institution of marriage tends to be unspoken or discreet, but marriage in practice typically works pretty well. In , the states with the highest divorce rates were Nevada, Arkansas, Wyoming, Idaho, and West Virginia all red states in the election ; those with the lowest were Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa, Minnesota, and New Jersey. They also note that people start families earlier in red states—in part because they are more inclined to deal with an unplanned pregnancy by marrying rather than by seeking an abortion. Of all variables, the age at marriage may be the pivotal difference between red and blue families.
For 30 dollars, Hymen Shop ships from Hong Kong to just about anywhere in the world. In nations where virginity can be a literal issue of life and death, the Artificial Hymen Kit is controversial: Egyptian lawmakers attempted to restrict access after a blogger imported a kit from China. But its origin is less dire. Invented in the early nineties by a Japanese kinesiologist, distributors say the kits are popular in the fetish, porn, and sex industries. Among the first to market the product internationally, Hymen Shop now sells thousands of units each year, primarily to the United States. So test-driving the Artificial Hymen Kit was an opportunity to lose my virginity all over again.
Share via Email Some say they avoid town centres in order to not be faced with happy couples. If it seems as though taboos about sex have lifted in these ostensibly open-minded times, there is one that holds steady: the stigma over never having had sex. It may be that later-in-life virginity is dismissed as a problem with an easy fix.