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See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by phummiesylvia: 7:02pm On Aug 27, 2015
Just imagine this scenario playing out somewhere on the street of Lagos: several women gathering together in name of ‘virginity testing’ and you as a lady is expected to remove your pant in public to determine whether you are you are still a ‘chassis’ or ‘tokunboh’ down there….hian!

The virginity test is a practical process by which a female is determined if she is a virgin or not, in a nutshell it is knowledge of whether a girl has engaged in sexual intercourse or not.

Much has been said for and against the practice with the ‘gladiators’ doing battle in the arena of society but the fact is the virginity test in Africa is as old as the hills which may continue for years to come.

On March 23, 2011, Amnesty International protested to the Egyptian government over the virginity test forced on women protesters, a move they referred to as ‘nothing less than torture’.

The test involves the inspection of the female hymen, the hymen being in place signifies her virginity but a torn hymen shows that sexual intercourse has occurred for it can only be torn by this process.

Virginity testing especially in Africa can be described as crude, controversial and unethical because of the methods some which include putting two fingers in the vagina to test for its flexibility, a process which is called the ‘two finger test’.

Virginity tests in Africa vary in the different regions, girls of the Kenuzi tribe from Sudan are married before their age of puberty by adult males who would inspect them manually for their virginity.

Virginity tests in Africa has been hotly debated by two schools of thought, those who are support of it and those who say that the practice is a relic of a lost age in these modern times. The former state their point a female’s pride is having her hymen intact, a proof of her maturity for marriage. A proof of blood on a white handkerchief is displayed to all present including the new bride, her husband to be and their parents.

The argument of the antagonists is that such crude laws should have long been done away with as it belongs to the forgotten Stone Age and not these modern days of civilization. They also argue that the virginity test is more of a sexist bomb which okays sexual intercourse outside the home for men but frowns heavily on women, a case of what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.

The question i will pose here is this: Is this kind of ‘testing’ being done in Nigeria?
http://www.thefinix.com/2015/08/virginity-testing-in-africa/

Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by SUGARBEE(f): 7:12pm On Aug 27, 2015
Geez so unfortunate
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Sleekydee(m): 7:17pm On Aug 27, 2015
This ish got me having goosebumps, am here lik, Why are Africans slow by default? cnt we just be wise as Rayden from d stat
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Juxtified(m): 7:36pm On Aug 27, 2015
Cruel & Barbaric
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Coolguy12: 8:01pm On Aug 27, 2015
Never heard of a place where this is done in Nigeria
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Mandume: 1:35am On Aug 28, 2015
Crude, but with all kinds of STD's going around, especially HIV, it's actually not all that bad at all. Doesn't have to be performed in public of course.
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Owongtok: 10:10am On Aug 28, 2015
Wonder how many Nigerian girls will pass this test.
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Nobody: 8:12am On Aug 29, 2015
nothing wrong with teaching our daughters to be virgins,but dis is bad n humiliating,a girl will HV sex if she wants to even if u say her vaginal will be removed if she doesn't pass d V test. just teach dem from an early age to cross their legs until dey get married ,n in Nigeria dis days getting married at 20 is almost impossible,in dose days our parents get married early n it saves dem from d temptation of sex ,being a virgin is hard work i know but renains d best .trust me
Re: See How Virginity Testing Is Done In Part Of Africa (pictures) by Nobody: 8:19am On Aug 29, 2015
nothing wrong with teaching our daughters to be virgins,but dis is bad n humiliating,a girl will HV sex if she wants to even if u say her vaginal will be removed if she doesn't pass d V test. just teach dem from an early age to cross their legs until dey get married ,n in Nigeria dis days getting married at 20 is almost impossible,in dose days our parents got married so early n it saves dem from d temptation of sex ,being a virgin is hard work i know but remains d best .trust me

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