I'm a virgin and this is something that bothers me. I've tried looking it up but haven't found exactly what i'm looking for so thought i'd ask on a mature site like this where i won't get silly replies.
I know your hymen is thin bit of tissue that covers the opening of the virgina, but when it breaks what exactly happens to it? Does it break away or does it go back into your virgina? I know it will probably hurt a bit too and maybe bleed but that doesn't bother me. When i do lose my virginity (which won't be anytime soon anyways) i just don't want to be alarmed if i find a bit of weird tissue or whatever on my sheets.
I think that would be an interesting question for a gynecologist. I don't think the hymen is (as in popular culture) like the top of a drum or a piece of Saran wrap stretched over the top of a glass, after all, it has a hole in it already to let the menstrual flow out. This probably means that that hole gets stretched, and with continued sex it either rips a little or a lot, to make room for the (tampon or) penis. I think if the tissue were thin it might essentially scab over and the scabs fall off after a time, but if it were thick it would just stay there to the sides of the vaginal opening and be part of the whole fluffy area down there. Don't know for sure, though.
ps, it's "vagina," not "virgina." From the latin for "sheath," it has nothing to do with the word "virgin." Those Romans named about everything after something military or martial, a knife sheath is what they were thinking of. :)
You don't actually need to lose your virginity for your hymen to break as well though. Mine did when I started to use tampons for the first time, so I can't say for sure what actually happens to it. It can also break if you do certain activities or sports too. There's a chance that you might not even actually have it anymore. A lot of girls don't actually notice it breaks because there isn't always bleeding or pain involved when it does.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.