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A 30-year-old female asked:

If a virgin girl born with no hymen or has a torn hymen (or partially torn hymen) . does she bleed on first intercourse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many cultures that place a great emphasis on "Bleeding with first intercourse" as proof of purity.It is not. There are other forms of partner sex and virgins without a hymen or whose hymen is very open will not bleed with intercourse.
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