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Not true: A virgin is defined as someone who has never had sexual intercourse. Virginity is in no way defined by the hymen, which is a mucus membrane that closes off the vagina. It can be broken during childhood by exercising, falling, tampon use, etc. but it is most often referred to when defining virginity. Some women do break their hymen during sex, but many break it long before. When the hymen breaks, there is blood. It may seem like a lot, but it really isn't much at all. This no way defines virginity. The only way to lose your virginity is to have penetrative intercourse. ...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 2 more doctor answers
My general dr. Manually checked to see if my hymen was intact, and it was. Does that mean that it is not stretched not have any tears?
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Membrane: This is a membrane that may take a variety of shapes and forms. In some cases it may cause complete blockage and hematocolpos requiring lancing at first menses (period) or in other cases it may not even be present at all. It may present as a single central aperture or may have a fishnet like appearance. It is located just inside the opening to the vagina. Use of tampons or sex may cause disruptio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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