Malaysia is a rather conservative country and the people here have the perception that women should not have premarital sex.
While the traditional value of virginity stays, some women had resorted to purchasing artificial hymen filled with fake blood to ensure that they “bleed” during sex with their husbands.
According to this product listed on Shopee, the product description said women can insert this product into their vaginas to make their husbands think that they are still virgins.
The product description reads, “return your virginity without surgery!”
It continued, “Do you want to have a fulfilling 1st night with your beloved husband? Is this what you are looking for? You can get your virginity back:
- Without expensive surgery
- You can do it without the help of others
- Affordable price, and immediate results”
The product had listed at a selling price of RM180 with 2 pieces of artificial hymens and it had been sold for 130 times!
It said that one needs only 15 minutes to return to a virgin and the best part of it is it has no side effects and doesn’t cause pain.
The artificial hymen is made from medical grade red dye liquid in a dissolvable membrane which gives a very similar effect as real human blood.
“Traditionally, there is a cultural expectation that a female must not engage in premarital sex. Now our product can help you to get your virginity back easily anytime. No surgery. No side effect.”
“Since hymens can be broken via physical activity or even by use of a tampon, many women may look into restoring their virginity through a surgery which can cost thousands of dollars, the artificial hymen provides a much cheaper and convenient way to become a virgin again,” it added.
Meanwhile, similar products had been gaining the interest of the public and it had been especially popular in a number of African countries, India and parts of Asia such as Japan & China.
However, in 2019, Amazon was forced to take down fake virginity products after it had caused outrage and debate in India. Such products had caused a huge debate in Egypt and the UK too, who have gone beyond artificial hymen products and banned surgeries offered by clinics to ‘restore’ a woman’s virginity.
Is this an example of men’s obsession with virgins and how a woman is valued based on her sexual history?
Do you think the Malaysian authorities should follow the steps from other countries and do something to stop the selling of such products? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!