This comes amid the trending discourse on the microblogging platform X about virginity after a woman expressed her opinion that being a virgin as an adult is embarrassing, as it implies that they are not capable of attracting the opposite sex.
This statement sparked mixed reactions online, with some expressing agreement with her while others disagreed with her, arguing that being a virgin in one’s 20s shows that they have a high level of discipline.
Following the controversy, people, particularly Christians, started bragging about their virginity status online along with their pictures.
Solomon Buchi, who got married to his wife Adeola in February 2023, also went online to boast about maintaining sexual purity during their courtship period.
“I am a Christian. I married at 27. Courted my wife for 1 year and 6 months without sex. We waited till marriage and I’m glad we did!
Virginity, abstinence and sexual purity are virtues that should be lauded.”
This, however, stirred reactions from netizens who questioned if they were virgins before marriage.