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how do i know if my girlfriend is a virgin ? tells me tht she is but i don't know if she is

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Short of an examination by a doctor to determine if her hymen is intact (and it can break even without sexual intercourse) there is no way to tell. Why do you not trust her answer?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
If she says so: There are no reliable physical signs of virginity that cannot be bypassed. Some women are born without a hymen or have a thin hymeneal ridge, so they won't bleed with intercourse. If they engaged in oral or rectal sex, any hymen could be intact. A sexually transmitted disease might be an obvious disqualifier, but in short you may never know. If you don't trust her you are wasting your time & hers

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