The attitudes towards virginity in Ukrainian and Russian cultures
there is no secret that the virginity issue is important to some cultures. Different cultures treat the virginity before marriage differently. In fact, e.g. it is not a really important concept in modern American/Western society.
Thus, some men looking a Russian or Ukrainian wife are wondering about attitudes towards virginity in Ukrainian and Russian cultures. Their question is if Ukrainian and Russian girls remain virgins until marriage. In the today’s article, we discuss this issue.
I wrote an article about attitudes about sex in Russia and Ukraine: http://ukrainiandatingblog.com/2012/04/ukrainian-russian-womans-attitude-sex/.
I mentioned in my article that many Ukrainian and Russian girls are waging a silent war for their own sexuality. The new generations of Ukrainian and Russian women become more confident about their sexuality and try to talk about sex and the woman’s role in Ukrainian and Russian cultures.
Russian and Ukrainian women are brought up in a far more structured environment than American /Western women. They are taught from a very early age that the man is always the head of the household and they are to submit to the male elder.
As Russian and Ukrainian women begin dating, they may sometimes see aloof and not very passionate. This is part of their culture due to their upbringing. They tend to be shy and embarrass easily because they do not have exposure to the outside world like other women born in other countries.
If a man takes his time and becomes friends first with a Russian or Ukrainian lady, it helps bring her out of her shyness. When she begins to feel comfortable around the man and learning American ways, the young woman will respond to the kind gentle person.
Russian and Ukrainian women, although very strong, respond to being courted. They want to see a man respect their values. If the gentleman courts in a generous fashion such as bringing flowers on a date, going out to dinner and maybe take in a movie, provides the young woman with a sense of security.
The Russian and Ukrainian population is brought up to act strict and proper in social situations. Public displays of affection are frowned upon in the Russian and Ukrainian culture. The ladies are never to embarrass or bring shame to their family with their behavior. Once a woman falls for a man in a courting relationship, she is brought up to fully give in to her man’s desires and him bringing out her desires. The Russian and Ukrainian culture also instills that it is the man’s duty to initiate sex and not the woman. This however, is easily overcome when there is true love.
Although the women are raised to protect their virginity, in today’s society, even the young girls in Russia are pushing the envelope more and more. They want to be like the American women and enjoy the freedom to pursue their sexuality as so many women are doing today. But Russian and Ukrainian society becomes modern and virginity is not necessary for Russian and Ukrainian people. It is normal that Russian and Ukrainian women have a sexual relationship and modern couples in Russia and Ukraine live without getting married.
Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)