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If a woman has sex for the first time, will she be bleeding?

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Dr. Jane Morgan
Sexual Health Practitioner
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

The normal hymen is a circle of elastic tissue around the vagina opening, like a stretchy bracelet.
Its a common myth that the hymen tears and bleeds with first sex when, in fact, it usually just stretches during penetration. Small skin splits might happen with sex but are definitely not inevitable. So, no, bleeding is not expected with sex for the first time

In brief: Unlikely

The normal hymen is a circle of elastic tissue around the vagina opening, like a stretchy bracelet.
Its a common myth that the hymen tears and bleeds with first sex when, in fact, it usually just stretches during penetration. Small skin splits might happen with sex but are definitely not inevitable. So, no, bleeding is not expected with sex for the first time
Dr. Jane Morgan
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

Bleeding will occur if the hyman is torn or ruptured for the first time.
However, the hymen does not always tear, or the hymen may have ruptured earlier from bicycle or horseback riding.

In brief: Not necessarily

Bleeding will occur if the hyman is torn or ruptured for the first time.
However, the hymen does not always tear, or the hymen may have ruptured earlier from bicycle or horseback riding.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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