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7th May '18 2:37:19 PM angie710
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Few brides relish the thought of consummating an ArrangedMarriage, except that society expects you to do it. The servants are sure to gossip if they don't see the [[VirginityTropes "blood on the sheets"]] the next morning, too. There's just one problem -- you've already done the nasty with someone else, but they ''need to see that blood''.

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Few brides relish the thought of consummating an ArrangedMarriage, except that society expects you to do it. The servants are sure to gossip if they don't see the [[VirginityTropes "blood on the sheets"]] the next morning, too. There's just one problem -- you've already done the nasty with someone else, but they ''need to see that blood''.
blood''. If they don't, you could be facing execution (either [[HonorRelatedAbuse at the hands of your family]], or the state), or banishment from your society.
12th Mar '18 2:05:04 AM Fireblood
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* In a Vietnamese miniseries that took place in a Northern mountain region where minority ethic groups live, the main female character is a young woman who [[ArrangedMarriage is married to a young man by their parents]]. Unbeknownst to everyone, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys she has been]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter going out with]] [[BigBad a gangster]] and not only is no longer a virgin but also pregnant. On her wedding night, she tearfully tells her new husband the truth and [[NiceGuy the man]], despite being extremely angry, decided to protect her by stopping her from [[InterruptedSuicide eating the poisonous leaves she carried with her]] and then cutting his hand so the family's women can see "the evidence" in the morning when they come to help cleanup.

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* In a Vietnamese miniseries that took place in a Northern mountain region where minority ethic ethnic groups live, the main female character is a young woman who [[ArrangedMarriage is married to a young man by their parents]]. Unbeknownst to everyone, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys she has been]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter going out with]] [[BigBad a gangster]] and not only is no longer a virgin but also pregnant. On her wedding night, she tearfully tells her new husband the truth and [[NiceGuy the man]], despite being extremely angry, decided to protect her by stopping her from [[InterruptedSuicide eating the poisonous leaves she carried with her]] and then cutting his hand so the family's women can see "the evidence" in the morning when they come to help cleanup.
* ''{{Series/Camelot}}'': Guinevere puts some pig's blood on her bedsheets after her wedding night with Leontes, worried he would know she lost her virginity to Arthur otherwise.
17th Feb '18 11:07:27 PM Synchronicity
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Nobody likes {{Arranged Marriage}}s, except for the [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage occasional lucky couple]]. Fewer still relish the thought of ''consummating'' the marriage, especially to a groom you hardly know, or worse, hate, except that society ''expects'' you to do it. The servants are sure to gossip if they don't see the [[VirginityTropes "blood on the sheets"]] the next morning, too. There's just one problem -- you've already done the nasty with someone else, but they ''need to see that blood''.

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Nobody likes {{Arranged Marriage}}s, except for the [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage occasional lucky couple]]. Fewer still Few brides relish the thought of ''consummating'' the marriage, especially to a groom you hardly know, or worse, hate, consummating an ArrangedMarriage, except that society ''expects'' expects you to do it. The servants are sure to gossip if they don't see the [[VirginityTropes "blood on the sheets"]] the next morning, too. There's just one problem -- you've already done the nasty with someone else, but they ''need to see that blood''.



The most common way is faking the "blood on the sheets" by using their own blood or that of an animal's -- the husband will think the marriage was sufficiently consummated. This is common among noble women who don't go to their marriage bed virgins, especially in societies that value ladies' maidenheads. Of course, false "evidence" may be required even if the wife ''was'' a virgin, as [[RealityIsUnrealistic the majority of women do not actually bleed after their first time having intercourse]]. Try telling the writers that, though.

A variation is to not actually consummate the marriage at all - render your husband incapable of consummating, then fake the blood and let everyone believe you did it. Yet another is to have your husband in on it, which is often the case for more sympathetic grooms. Subtrope of VirginityFlag. See also CommonHollywoodSexTraits.

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The most common way is faking the "blood on the sheets" by using their the bride's own blood or that of an animal's -- the husband will think the marriage was sufficiently consummated. This is common among noble women who don't go to their marriage bed virgins, especially in societies that value ladies' maidenheads. A variation is to not actually consummate the marriage at all - render your husband incapable of consummating, then fake the blood and let everyone believe you did it. Yet another is to have your husband in on it, which is often the case for more sympathetic grooms. Of course, false "evidence" may be required even if the wife ''was'' a virgin, as [[RealityIsUnrealistic the majority of women do not actually bleed after their first time having intercourse]]. Try telling the writers that, though.

A variation This is to not actually consummate something of an UndeadHorseTrope -- while the marriage at all - render your husband incapable myths of consummating, then fake the blood hymen as an indicator of virginity and let everyone believe you did it. Yet another is to that a woman bleeds during her first time having sex have your husband been discredited, there ''are'' still cultures that place a high value on a woman's virginity and thus require physical proof of it. And of course, it gets mileage in on it, which is often the case for more sympathetic grooms. period works.

Subtrope of VirginityFlag. See also CommonHollywoodSexTraits.
22nd Nov '17 1:14:11 PM AndyLA
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* A woman is worried that her husband-to-be will think she's not a virgin in their nuptials, because her hymen has been ruptured. So a friend suggests she place a deflated balloon inside her vagina so he won't have that assumption. On their wedding night, when they are both naked in bed, the husband looks into his new wife's vagina, puzzled. "What's wrong, honey?", she asks nervously "Is there anything wrong with my hymen?" "I don't know", he answers, "I've never seen one with 'Happy Birthday' written on it."
18th Jun '17 8:41:24 AM Synchronicity
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The solution? Fake it.

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The solution? Fake it.
it, in order to prove that you were a virgin on the wedding night and/or the wedding was consummated.
11th Jun '17 9:10:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Suggested on ''Literature/ChronicleOfADeathForetold'' to keep rich suitor Bayardo San Román from finding out that Ángela Vicario (who he had just married) is not a virgin. Unfortunately, the plan needed him to fall asleep drunk for Ángela to perform the simulated motions... and his high tolerance to alcohol became a SpannerInTheWorks, and the ensuing panic over the loss of honor became the trigger for the titular murder.
15th Mar '17 8:54:52 PM MeekGazelle
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* ''Borgia Power And Incest'' by Milo Manara has Lucrezia do this for her first husband (who is CampGay to the point of impotence if no men are involved), via an eggshell filled with blood. A bedsheet is draped over the happy couple so the audience (yes, the audience) can't see the details, and after a few screams of pain on Lucrezia's part and effort on her husband's, the bloodstained bedsheet is revealed to all (without any actual intercourse having taken place).

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* ''Borgia Power And Incest'' by Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky and Milo Manara has Lucrezia do this for her first husband (who is CampGay to the point of impotence if no men are involved), via an eggshell filled with blood. A bedsheet is draped over the happy couple so the audience (yes, the audience) can't see the details, and after a few screams of pain on Lucrezia's part and effort on her husband's, the bloodstained bedsheet is revealed to all (without any actual intercourse having taken place).
20th Feb '17 7:28:36 PM rjd1922
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The most common way is faking the "blood on the sheets" by using their own blood or that of an animal's -- the husband will think the marriage was sufficiently consummated. This is common among noble women who don't go to their marriage bed virgins, especially in societies that value ladies' maidenheads. Of course, false "evidence" may be required even if the wife ''was'' a virgin, as [[RealityIsUnrealistic the majority of women do not actually bleed after their first time having intercourse]]. [[YouFailSexEdForever Try telling the writers that, though.]]

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The most common way is faking the "blood on the sheets" by using their own blood or that of an animal's -- the husband will think the marriage was sufficiently consummated. This is common among noble women who don't go to their marriage bed virgins, especially in societies that value ladies' maidenheads. Of course, false "evidence" may be required even if the wife ''was'' a virgin, as [[RealityIsUnrealistic the majority of women do not actually bleed after their first time having intercourse]]. [[YouFailSexEdForever Try telling the writers that, though.]]
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17th Jan '17 9:53:10 AM MsChibi
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A variation is to not actually consummate the marriage at all - render your husband incapable of consummating, then fake the blood and let everyone believe you did it. Yet another is to have your husband in on it, which is often the case for more sympathetic grooms. Subtrope of VirginityFlag.

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A variation is to not actually consummate the marriage at all - render your husband incapable of consummating, then fake the blood and let everyone believe you did it. Yet another is to have your husband in on it, which is often the case for more sympathetic grooms. Subtrope of VirginityFlag. See also CommonHollywoodSexTraits.
4th Jan '17 9:28:59 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In the ''Literature/BookOfExodus'', a woman who ''cannot'' produce "evidence" that she was a virgin on her wedding night on her husband's (or in-laws') demand is to be [[HonorRelatedAbuse stoned to death by the men of her community right on her father's doorstep (or left on her father's doorstep after the fact).]] This is the same punishment she'd face if she'd had an affair ''after'' the wedding: the "engagement" was considered the be partially marriage.. However, if she (or rather, her parents) ''were'' able to produce a bloodied sheet or garment to show her husband/in-laws/neighbors/whoever, then her husband (or whoever made the accusation) was to receive ATasteOfTheLash. (And if it ''was'' the groom that made the accusation in that case, [[AwfulWeddedLife then he was never allowed to divorce her]].)
It should be noted that the Jewish explanation in the Oral law treats showing a bloodied sheet as an expression, and take sinto account other reasons for lack of blood.

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* In the ''Literature/BookOfExodus'', a woman who ''cannot'' produce "evidence" that she was a virgin on her wedding night on her husband's (or in-laws') demand is to be [[HonorRelatedAbuse stoned to death by the men of her community right on her father's doorstep (or left on her father's doorstep after the fact).]] This is the same punishment she'd face if she'd had an affair ''after'' the wedding: the "engagement" was considered the be partially marriage.. However, if she (or rather, her parents) ''were'' able to produce a bloodied sheet or garment to show her husband/in-laws/neighbors/whoever, then her husband (or whoever made the accusation) was to receive ATasteOfTheLash. (And if it ''was'' the groom that made the accusation in that case, [[AwfulWeddedLife then he was never allowed to divorce her]].)
) It should be noted that the Jewish explanation in the Oral law treats showing a bloodied sheet as an expression, and take sinto takes into account other reasons for lack of blood.
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