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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
I heard theres 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
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?
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
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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