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Virgin bride shows off her ‘certificate of purity’ on Instagram

It included a note from her doctor verifying that her hymen is still intact.


Marisa Kabas


Published Oct 21, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 6:43 pm CDT

Waiting to have sex until after you’re married is a decision made between a bride and a groom…and God…and the bride’s father…and the bride’s doctor, according to Brelyn Bowman.

Brelyn married Timothy Bowman, Jr. on October 10 in front of 3,500 guests. Like many brides, the newlywed shared a photo on her Instagram from the reception. Only in Brelyn’s case, the caption explained that she presented her father with “a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact.”


H/T NY Post | Photo via Dr. Mike Freeman/Instagram

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*First Published: Oct 21, 2015, 6:12 pm CDT