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Hymen Break Due To Cycling
I use to ride a bike for about a year, do you think my hymen is broken? Because people say that it does break during sports, cycling n etc.
Both possible: There is considerable variability from hymen to hymen. Can be little more than a circular ridge, in which case it can be stretched without breaking or tearing. More commonly is similar in structure to the iris in the eye. This can tear or break when female loses her virginity but can also occur with tampon insertion, bicycle or horseback riding. ...Read more
Force needed: Unless there is an anatomic abnormality with an underdeveloped hymen, force is needed to break the hymen. ...Read more
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Yes it could: But usually not very painful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Can be from inserting tampon, horseback or bicycle (narrow saddle) riding, trauma, poking the area in early childhood (which you no longer remember). ...Read more
Probably not, but...: Only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. As good citizens, we must prevent discriminatory treatment of girls and women. ...Read more
Likely: Something with a diameter greater than a thick pencil would stretch or tear a regular hymen. Some are more open or non- existent, having regressed before birth or due to childhood trauma. Most would consider genital to genital contact of any form sexual activity with loss of "virgin"status. ...Read more
What is a hymenal ring and how/when does it break? Is it possible for the ring to still be intact even if the hymen has already been broken?
Hymen = hymenal ring: The hymen and hymenal ring are synonymous so it isn't possible to have one be broken and the other intact. ...Read more