Did you know you can have more than one sexual debut? The definition of virginity is very fluid. It represented women or goddesses who were strong and independent, resistant to the temptations of Dionysus, Greek god of seduction and pleasure. Later in time, virginity became a heterosexual term used to describe women who had not had penetrative sex.
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Since the time of Christ, women have felt inspired to follow Christ in a life of chastity. By the late 2nd century this vocation was established as the Ordo virginum. During the 4th century, it flourished and a liturgical rite of admission was developed, known as the consecratio virginum. The consecrated women lived with their families, alone or in small groups, focused on prayer and service to the local church.
Denver, Colo. Lesser known is the vocation of consecrated virginity, although it is the oldest recognized formed of consecrated life in the Catholic Church. Andrea Polito, who recently dedicated herself as a consecrated virgin in the Archdiocese of Denver and works as a pediatric oncology nurse, would agree that there is often a sense of mystery surrounding the vocation.