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Why many women are deciding to save sex for marriage - long after they've lost their virginity

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Woman are choosing celibacy for various reasons, ushering in  the rise of the 'reborn virgins'. Illustration photo by Getty Images
Woman are choosing celibacy for various reasons, ushering in the rise of the 'reborn virgins'. Illustration photo by Getty Images

We're not talking about surgical reconstruction of the hymen, though.

"A 'born-again', or 'renewed', virgin is someone who's already engaged in sexual activity and has made a decision for moral, religious or any other practical reason to not be sexually active until a later time or after marriage," says sex therapist, Chantelle Otten. 

READ MORE Casual or committed: Not all sex is the same, psychologist explains

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