The hymen made out to be a symbol of virginity and purity when all it really is, is a part of your body. The hymen is largely misunderstood - not only by men but also women all over the world. But the social pressure in some cultures to have an intact hymen at the time of marriage can have a negative impact on mental health. Myths surrounding the hymen are largely to blame for this social pressure. The hymen is a membranous tissue that does not cover but surrounds the vaginal opening. Think of it as a curtain more than a wall.
The Hymen: Breaking the Myths
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When your lover penetrate [sic], it will ooze out a liquid that look [sic] like blood not too much but just the right amount. Add in a few moans and groans, you will pass through undetectable. For this we turn to Carol Roye, a nursing professor at Hunter College and a nurse practitioner who specializes in adolescent primary and reproductive health care. Some girls are born without a hymen, others have only a scanty fringe of tissue. Moreover, for all its fabled mystery, the hymen is just a body part.
Does It Hurt When Your Hymen Breaks?
The hymen is a very misunderstood body part. There are many widespread myths about what it is and how it works. However, your hymen naturally wears down over time. It typically develops openings that allow for penetration long before your first sexual experience. In medical communities, the hymen is recognized as a vestige of vaginal development that lacks clinical purpose outside of the womb.
Back to Sexual health. No, not always. Some women will bleed after having sex for the first time, while others will not. Both are perfectly normal. A woman may bleed when she has penetrative sex for the first time because of her hymen stretching or tearing.