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A 20-year-old female asked:

If my hymen is partialy torn will i bleed at my first sex?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
May or may not bleed: The bleeding with first sex idea is overdone. Bleeding may mean fresh small tears. If a woman has a healthy vulva, vagina, and hymen; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves gently with small motions until all is well-lubricated and stretched out; there may not be tearing or bleeding.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Simple physics: The hymen is the door at the entrance to the vagina. It usually has a smallish hole in the center to permit menstrual outflow but some are born without one or it can be a large hole.When a fully erect penis passes through,it's 4+cm diameter will tear through a 1cm hole & cause bleeding.If there is no hymen or the hole torn larger,it may not bleed.Bleeding could also occur anytime tissue is injured
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Last updated Mar 13, 2017


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