What's an antonym for "virgin"? A single word would be preferable.
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This is OP's second question on EL&U, and the previous one refers to the fact that he's "writing an application that deals with blind studies". In light of that, I assume OP is effectively looking for a medical term.
In case anyone objects that (besides not being single-word) coitally experienced applies to males as well as females, I suggest post-coitarchal or perhaps my own neologism coitarchated (which I think would be well enough understood on first encounter by people working in that area).
Coitarche (first experience of full intercourse) didn't really enter the lexicon until the early '80s, but it's clearly formed by association with menarche (a pubescent girl's first period), so I think that's good enough to say coitarche and derivatives relate more to the female than the male side of the experience.
From The Free Dictionary:
- to deprive of virginity, esp by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse
- to despoil of beauty, innocence, etc.; mar; violate
Though, some might argue that this is exclusively feminine, I might beg to differ.
As in the Jimi Hendrix song. Though it will only be clear in the right context.
"Sexually expereienced" is explicit, but not one word.
Several answers from Love, sex, and marriage: a historical thesaurus By Julie Coleman:
a woman who has had sex:
unmaiden; sinner; maiden-wife-widow; damaged goods; fie-fie; amazon; non-virgin
I would go with non-virgin.
Coitized is a polite way to say had sexual intercourse from the verb coitize from the same root as coitus (or maybe a verb derived from coitus).
A Rumanian women's erotic proverb says: 'God save us from being beaten by a blind man (who cannot see where his blows fall) and from being coitized by a lame one (who comes down hard on you).'
Everyone is concentrating on the "have you had sex" aspect of the word virgin. Stop humanising the word, and look at its ACTUAL usage... virgin forest, virgin snow, virgin olive oil etc, yet they don't have sex to become non-virgin. They simply become IMPURE and SPOILED ETC.
Just because you don't want to describe your 80 year old gran as impure,it does not mean its an inaccurate way to describe her. Virgin in its general(as opposed to it specifically humanised usage) means "in its original state; never having been used". Since granny has been used and no longer in her original state (ignoring just getting old of course), she is impure.
Don't fanny about saying it's not a nice way to describe her. Is it accurate... yes or no?
Playing off of Anderson Silva's suggestion, you could use "sexed". It is classified in my dictionary as an adjective, but not quite as needed for this purpose. Its meaning would, therefore, be slightly ambiguous but it could work:
He is sexed / He has been sexed
But a more serious answer is non-celibate:
celibate — having or involving no sexual relations
And sometimes a more specific term applies:
And so on. You can always, of course, just say non-virgin which is actually how I most often hear people refer to, er, non-virgins. (Also, non-virgin wool, non-virgin olive oil, etc.)