Amazon is selling a product to fake virginity on the first night of marriage. The product, ‘I Virgin’ is creating a ruckus on social media and has received massive criticism from people for supporting the taboo of virginity.
The product, ‘I-Virgin, Blood for the First Night’, a virginity pill capsules, claims to have the following benefits- The high-quality blood powder, Fake Blood for the First Night, No side effects. No needles, Not toxic. No anaesthesia, No surgery!, Easy, fast, safe & convenient
Though it sounds new in India, Amazon is learnt to have been selling such products for quite a long. ‘Virginity Complete Package’ and ‘Artificial Hymen Kit’ are some of the similar products available on the online shopping site.
Woman’s virginity is a strong taboo in India and many other nations. In India, as part of the Kanjarbhat caste tradition, a bride is subjected to a “character test” on the wedding night.
Among the Saansi community in Rajasthan, the practice of conducting virginity tests is common in certain districts, with a white thread placed upon the bride and groom’s bed on the first night. The groom’s family inspect the thread the next day for blood stains to confirm that the bride is a virgin. If she ‘fails’ the test, she may be obliged to pay compensation to the groom’s family.
The concept of female “virginity” has often been incorrectly linked to the breaking of the hymen. Bleeding after intercourse was thought to be proof of an unbroken hymen, and thus, proof that a woman had not had sex before.
What we need is not fake blood pills, but an open conversation on sex and sexuality in our society, and why objectification of women needs to stop. There is much more to a woman than her vagina, her body. But if that is all you care about, then you don’t deserve her.