I suppose Smriti Shastras do not encourage sex before marriage. But these days, it is pretty common. I want to know the views of Smriti Shastras on it. What kind of punishment is prescribed for girls?
Manu Smriti Verse 8.226 says that the girl can not marry following the Vedic ritual. But apart from that ban, is there any specific punishment she is supposed to receive? For example, Manu says as a punishment for having sex with Guru's wife, the disciple has to cut off his penis and testicles (Manu Smrti 11.105). I want to know whether such strict punishment is prescribed for girls who lost virginity before the marriage.