The Gehennese do not equate virginity with purity, nor sexual experience with corruption. Virginity is not a saleable commodity, and a widow is no less desirable a wife than a maiden. The restrictions on the behaviour and opportunities of women are to keep her from attracting a reputation for being ‘easy’, and to save her guardian from seeming lax. The obsession is with incest and cuckolding, rather than with chastity per se.

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