"Specifically for Muslim women, there's an operation now available that does what?"
16% said "Helps one be obedient to one's husband"
- There's a name for that operation. It's called a pre-nup.
9% said "Keeps one from sweating in one's burka"
- No operation needed. Use the new Speedo mesh burka.
No one said "Makes one's butt bigger"
75% got it right with "Restores virginity"
According to the International Herald Tribune, the surgery in the private clinic off involved one semicircular cut, 10 self-dissolving stitches and a discounted fee of $2,900.
But for the patient, a 23-year-old French student of Moroccan descent from Montpellier, the 30-minute procedure represented the key to a new life: the illusion of virginity.
Like an increasing number of other Muslim women in Europe, she had a "hymenoplasty," a restoration of her hymen, the thin vaginal membrane that normally breaks during the first act of intercourse.
"In my culture, not to be a virgin is to be dirt," said the student, perched on a hospital bed as she awaited surgery Thursday. "Right now, virginity is more important to me than life."These people really need to stop romanticizing that whole virginity thing. Any guy will tell you that a woman who's a little dirty is a lot more fun in the bedroom than someone who is pure. And having the illusion of purity means you're willing to start off your marriage with a lie. Lying should really come later. Like when your husband discovers someone else's beard hairs on your burka.