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Cultural SensitivityPlay
The term can be sensitive or private; use with care in personal contexts. SlideIt's not polite to ask someone if they're a virgin without a close relationship.
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Not InterchangeablePlay
'Maiden' is old-fashioned and less common than 'virgin' in modern English. SlideWhile 'maiden' can be poetic or historical, 'virgin' is more widely understood today.
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Gender NeutralPlay
The term is used for people of all genders, not just women. SlideHe's a virgin, and he's not ashamed to talk about it.