Created By: MarqFJA on November 16, 2012 Last Edited By: Arivne on August 23, 2015

Virginity Renewal

A person\'s virginity is supernaturally restored.

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A former virgin's virginity is restored through supernatural means. Often it's not just about simply regenerating the hymen; the virginal state of all the body's involved organs — and sometimes even the heart/soul — is completely restored.

Sister Trope to Technical Virgin. Can be one way to maintain Virgin Power.


Examples

Anime and Manga

Literature
  • In the novel Gilligan's Wake, a Mind Screw Deconstruction of Gilligan's Island, Mary Ann's hymen magically grows back every time she has sex, leaving her a perpetual innocent Girl Next Door.
  • In the Symphony of Ages series, passing through the core of the world causes all scars and old wounds to be healed. This includes Rhapsody's hymen. A plot point later in the book.

Live-Action TV
  • Supernatural Season 4, Episode 5: "Monster Movie".
    Dean Winchester: Well, look at me. I mean, I came back from the furnace without any of my old scars, right? No bullet wounds, knife cuts, none of the off-angle fingers from all of the breaks - I mean, my hide is as smooth as a baby's bottom. Which leads me to conclude, sadly, that my virginity is intact.

Religion and Mythology
  • The houris of the Islamic paradise, and by extension all faithful women who enter said paradise, are said to have their virginity renewed after every time they have sex with their spouses.
  • Greek Mythology: At the spring of Kanathos, close to Nauplia, Hera renewed her virginity annually, in rites that were not to be spoken of.

Web Comics
  • Discussed in The Order of the Stick after Roy is resurrected. He and his sylph girlfriend Celia have sex offscreen, and they wonder aloud if this means she's taken his virginity.

Western Animation
  • In one episode of King of the Hill, Luann goes through a baptism-like Christian ceremony to symbolically restore her virginity. Peggy does the same thing.

Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • November 16, 2012
    Duncan
    In the novel Gilligan's Wake, a Mind Screw Deconstruction of Gilligans Island, Mary Ann's hymen magically grows back every time she has sex, leaving her a perpetual innocent Girl Next Door.
  • November 16, 2012
    bwburke94
    I can think of 100 examples, but all of them were redlinked by P5. So they don't go here.
  • November 16, 2012
    Tutups
    Supernatural 4.5 "Monster Movie"

    Dean Winchester: Well, look at me. I mean, I came back from the furnace without any of my old scars, right? No bullet wounds, knife cuts, none of the off-angle fingers from all of the breaks - I mean, my hide is as smooth as a baby's bottom. Which leads me to conclude, sadly, that my virginity is intact.

  • November 16, 2012
    StarSword
    Web Comics
    • Discussed in The Order Of The Stick after Roy is resurrected. He and his sylph girlfriend Celia have sex offscreen, and they wonder aloud if this means she's taken his virginity.
  • November 16, 2012
    HaggisMcCrablice
    It happened to Panty in Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt, making her 1000th conqeust--Brief--painful and difficult.

    The goddess Aphrodite could do this daily by bathing in sacred pools, thus making this Trope Older Than Feudalism.
  • November 17, 2012
    MorganWick
    ^Wait, was it Hera (as in the OP), Aphrodite, or both? I seem to recall Artemis doing this as well...
  • November 17, 2012
    StarSword
    ^I've never heard this one, but given that Artemis was supposed to be a virgin, period, and Aphrodite was ... Aphrodite, my money's on Hera.
  • November 17, 2012
    shimaspawn
    • In the Symphony Of Ages series, passing through the core of the world causes all scars and old wounds to be healed. This includes Rhapsody's hymen. A plot point later in the book.
  • November 17, 2012
    BlackbirdMizu
    • In one episode of King Of The Hill, Luann goes through a baptism-like Christian ceremony to symbolically restore her virginity. Peggy does the same thing.
  • November 19, 2012
    StrixObscuro
    • Happens in the finale of Avenue Q to Lucy the Slut after she finds Jesus.
  • July 1, 2015
    MarqFJA
    Up For Grabs. And I'm wondering if this counts as a subtrope of Purity Personified, or at least closely related to it.
  • July 1, 2015
    Tuckerscreator
    • In Saved, Mary prays for God to restore her virginity after she has sex with her ex-boyfriend in hopes of making him not gay. Instead she gets pregnant.
  • July 2, 2015
    foxley
    Played For Laughs in the Oglaf strip "The Virgin Cobbler" where the cobbler buys a potion of virginity restoration that both she and the potion seller know is nothing but sugar water.
  • July 2, 2015
    Arivne
  • July 2, 2015
    Koveras
    • In A Dance With Rogues, noble women of the prudish Dhorn culture are obligated by law to be virgins at their marriage, but, of course, not all of them are. To get around that, the Dhorn have developed a magical surgery that restores a woman's hymen so she is "technically" a virgin again. The procedure is kind of an open secret among the Dhorn elites, so the Princess doesn't immediately realize that it had been performed on her unconscious body in the last chapter, as part of a Dhorn ploy to convince her that the events of the game were All Just A Dream.
  • August 22, 2015
    StarSword
  • August 22, 2015
    StrixObscuro
    Live Action TV
    • On True Blood, Jessica was turned into a vampire when she was still a virgin, and thus, her vampiric regenerative powers restore her hymen every time she has sex.

    Religion And Mythology
    • Certain modern brands of Christianity have been known to offer a ceremony that symbolically restores one's virginity as a selling point for non-virgin converts.
  • August 23, 2015
    VoixOff
    I can't help but lamenting the existence of this trope... it's introducing new generation to virginity-fetishism and completely wrong idea about how a woman's body work... hint: this hymen thing. It's not what your think it is. I think the description should mention that it's widely inaccurate, somehow.

    http://www.scarleteen.com/article/bodies/my_corona_the_anatomy_formerly_known_as_the_hymen_the_myths_that_surround_it

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