"In Georgia, views about virginity, and its loss, are set in stone. The blessing of a man, that is the first intercourse, is relevant. Once a child enters puberty, older family members decide whether the young boy is old enough to lose his virginity. If so, they plan a visit to a sex worker - this strengthens the idea of asserting men’s masculinity and their desires. A visit to a brothel is a way to assert the men’s authority and control. "

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