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Different Types Of Hymens
See Below: There are only really 2 types of hymen, perforate (open) and imperforate (closed). The perforate hymen can come in different types of opening (slit, septum or microperoforate). Which means that they are partially open. If you are seeing your periods, then it is perforate. Once you have intercourse, most hymens will tear to become normal. ...Read more
Possibly: A hymen can be ruptured through sports and activities as well as through penetration during intercourse or another object. ...Read more
I heard there's a type of hymen called fimbriated hymen, what does it look like and will it bleed first time sex like other hymens?
Hymen: This is a piece of membranous tissue inside the vaginal opening. It comes in different shapes and sizes, the most common are annular, fimbriated, lunate, and septate.. Bleeding may occur with any disruption of the hymen regardless of its shape and this may occur with trauma, tampon use, sex or foreign bodies inserted into the vagina. Fimbriated means the edge is serpentine. ...Read more
True that vaginas expand immensely and look very different from what they used to before childbirth? Or do they go back to normal size? (Not hymen)
Back to normal size: Women (and their body parts) usually go back to "normal size" after delivering a baby. The issue here is actually, "What is normal size? " What is normal after having one baby, is not the same as what was normal before having a baby. Likewise, a NORMAL 30 year-old woman does not have the same identical features as a NORMAL 20-year-old woman. Everyone changes over time and through events. ...Read more
For labial/vertical hymen type which its opening extends from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, from where does it rupture when it's broken? And does it bleed?
The hymen: The hymen is a circular ring near the opening of the vagina. Contrary to popular cultural mythology most hymenal rings are open just fine the first time someone has intercourse. It stretches and tears at various spots that are likely unrecognizable to the untrained eye. Overthinking the appearance of the hymenal ring is likely to be unproductive. ...Read more
I realized after checking the net that some girls have a pinkish, sort of like a lump type of hymen rather than a thin membrane, so is that a type?
Hymen: I believe the lump you are referring to is simply a remnant of the hymen which can form the hymenial ring. ...Read more
Netter anatomy: These images by frank netter are excellent: http://www. Bing. Com/images/search? Q=hymen+anatomy&qpvt=hymen+anatomy&form=igre#view=detail&id=60a25e8730a30677495e109e32c5a91887082b9e&selectedindex=9. ...Read more
Yes: Natural hymens vary from no visible structure at all, to a minimal shelf, a small or medium opening, several openings, or a sealed over structure. The hymen may also be lost in childhood due to non sexual trauma. ...Read more
Vagina: It is a membrane in the vaginal opening that all girls are born with. It was used as a check that women were virgins on their wedding night but that is flawed logic as the hymen can be broken innocently before marriage by certain positions or activities like bicycling. You can read the basics on the internet. Wikipedia (not usually a trusted source) has a decent introduction and diagram. ...Read more
Minimally: Many young women worry about pain from tearing a hymen. Surprisingly, many women don't even notice any discomfort when using a tampon or having sexual intercourse for the first time. Additionally, you may have broken your hymen without realizing it through tampon use or vigorous activity (bike, horse riding, gymnastics, etc). If you have concerns or are worried, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Use a compact mirror: And gently use your fingers. It must be at least partially broken because at your stated age of 43 years you must have had multiple menses and the blood has been coming out between the lips of the vagina. Ergo, the hymen cannot be completely intact! QED [From the Latin: Thus it is demonstrated.] ...Read more
Why?: The hymen is a fibro-membranous structure at the entrqnce of the vagina. As such it cannot be strengthened. Why do you ask such an odd question? Do you have concerns about preserving the "badge of virginity? ". ...Read more