What is a hymen?

A hymen is a part of the anatomy for people with vulva. It is a thin membrane that stretches across the vagina, this comes in all shapes, there is no one kind of hymen. Most people with vulva are born with a hymen however it is not necessary that you have it. Hymen generally breaks when there is some pressure received in the vagina, this could be because of some physical activity like running, swimming cycling among other activities. When the hymen breaks a small amount of blood is released from the vagina which is common. People believe that the hymen can only break when you have sex and this is not true.


Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/imperforate-hymen

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000708.htm

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