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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Virginity

All time
# The promise
This bride is going viral for giving her dad a 'certificate of purity' before her wedding
That’s exactly what you think it is.
# Virginity
Open thread: Go on, tell us about your first time...
All the cool kids are doing it.
# harmful and humiliating
Female police recruits in Indonesia are subjected to virginity tests
Human rights campaigners say it’s harmful and humiliating, and must stop.
# virgin territory
Chinese court rules that a woman's virginity is worth $5000
A Chinese woman received the sum after suing a man for “violating her right to virginity”.
# like a virgin
Mary O'Rourke talks about her 'first time' for RTÉ virginity show
She says it was never just “wham, bam, thank you ma’am”.
# Prime Numbers
Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers
Plus – what’s the monetary value of virginity? And what was Ireland’s best-performing sales sector in September?
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Egypt
Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women
The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.
# Women drivers
Allowing Saudi women to drive will encourage them to have sex before marriage: report
Conservative academic’s report was sent to the all-male council which advises the Saudi monarchy.