I had to explain to my friends what a hymen was yesterday and how it pops…wasn’t at all awkward considering most of them are older than me and should really know this stuff already :/
I usually don’t reblog posts to correct them, but this is such a dangerous myth I feel like I had to!
You just really mislead your friends with common (but really wrong) misinformation
The hymen as we think of it isn’t real. Most people’s hymens are just a mucus membrane that surrounds their vaginal opening. It doesn’t break or tare during penetration. For the most part virginity is a social construct and your vagina in no way changes after penetration. Gynecologists can’t even tell if you’ve had sex or not, unless you’re one of the few people whose hymens do stretch over the entire vagina or most of it. In these cases the hymen can cause problems and might need to be removed by a doctor.
The whole “blood and pain” thing you’ve been told about sex usually is because there wasn’t enough foreplay or lubrication involved in sex, or you’re super nervous. Your first time shouldn’t hurt. Sex and penetration shouldn’t hurt. If it does, there’s something wrong.
If you or someone you know bled the first time having sex but didn’t after that it’s probably because they were nervous, which causes the vagina to clench down. After their first time they weren’t so nervous so they were able to relax.
For more information visit The Swedish Study done on the Vaginal Corona, Formally Known as the Hymen
I wanted to share this with my followers because it is extremely important for 2 reasons:
1: medical misinformation that we’re taught from childhood
2: I bolded my favorite line. VIRGINITY IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT. Your worth is never measured on your sexual activity (or if you choose to be inactive).
The best way to move these ideas forward is to continue educating the masses.