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IN Health & Fitness ON 10 Dec, 2015
You might think that you know everything about virginity and hymen, but you are wrong. All it takes is a little bit myth busting and some facts, and we can turn the conversation around virginity. It's not your fault because that is the problem with myths; people tend to believe in them easily. Especially, in places where woman's status and value is defined by virginity and where hymen breakage is evidence that she is no longer a virgin.
If you have attended sex education in your high school, there are chances that the hymen was described as an obstruction in your vagina that will break when you will eventually have an intercourse, sometimes causing bleeding and pain. The truth: Hymen means "membrane" in Latin, but it is not even a membrane at all. It is rather a ring of tissue around the inside of vagina known as "vaginal corona",shaped more like a doughnut.
Tearing of hymen from intercourse is just as likely as tearing from something else. It can tear from splits, doing sports, or by inserting something into the vagina( finger or tampon). Sexually active girls have intact hymens and hymen can also heal.
Like there is no perfect model of vagina, there is no normal hymen. The doughnut can be thicker towards the bottom, it can be made of a thick white tissue that is a little tougher or a thinner, pink mucus membrane.The variations in hymens account for why there are different ways for the people to experience and interact with their hymens, including losing their virginity.
Yeah, it lies deep inside your vagina and waiting for the perfect organ to break it. This is nonsense, the Hymen is actually very close to the vaginal opening, most 1 or 2 inches away.
Bleeding while loosing your virginity has nothing to do with Hymen at all, because it is made up of a very thin tissue, supplied with little blood. Instead bleeding occurs due a thin tissue of the inside of vagina which is delicate and well supplied with blood cells. Since it is not used to pounding, it will bleed badly.
The vaginal corona can tear multiple times during your life. It depends on the strength and the thickness of the Hymen and if it is enough stretchy to handle a small amount of pressure. 63 percent of girls in one study reported no pain at all, hence the amount of pain varies. Pain while loosing your virginity maybe due to various reasons, but hymen tear is not the only reason. It maybe due to poor lubrication or vaginal bruising.
..because there is lot of misinformation out there.
It's just something people made to be mean to women.