Most countries have scrapped it as archaic, unscientific and invasive of privacy and dignity. She particularly remembers the reed dance as an exciting time for everyone in the Zulu nation. If the drinker could hold her urine after consuming or inhaling such preparations, she was declared a virgin. The woman or girl coming for her testing would lie down and spread her legs wide open. Importantly, there are actually other activities that can cause tears in the hymen.
Article originally from Rise Magazine 8th Edition.
Misconceptions about the hymen and Virginity testing
Female virginity cannot be measured or proven from a physical examination or test. The first time that a woman has penis-vagina sexual intercourse, it is possible that the penetration of the penis into the vaginal opening may partially or completely rupture the hymenal tissue. Its color is slightly pink but it can also look whitish. The hymen is a ring of fleshy tissue that sits just inside the vaginal opening. The examination can be painful, humiliating and traumatic. Another form of virginity testing involves testing for laxity of vaginal muscles with fingers the "two-finger test". However, the harassment continued.