Egypt calls for a ban of “Virginity kits”

The New York Times reports:

Conservative lawmakers have called for a ban on imports of a Chinese-made kit meant to help women fake their virginity. The Artificial Virginity Hymen kit, which is distributed by the Chinese company Gigimo and costs about $30, is intended to help newly married women fool their husbands into believing they are virgins, an essential marriage requirement for women in much of the Middle East, by leaking a blood-like substance when inserted and broken. Sheik Sayed Askar, a member of the parliamentary committee on religious affairs, demanded the government take responsibility for fighting the product, which he said would make it easier for women to give in to temptation.

Jiggawhat? Faking your virginity kits exist? It’s a sad world that we live in where there is a real market for kits that help women fake their oh so precious virginity.

oh and here’s a little picture for you all:


2 Responses

  1. What the eff?

    I guess I’m not surprised these exist, given the risks present for women who are found not to be virgins when they get married (namely, murder), but do these kits actually fool people?!

  2. Well this is an odd item.

    I agree with thejesster.

    And who knows they might just depending upon the level of education of the people involved.

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