Hymen: no proof of virginity
The hymen is not a proof of virginity:
- The hymen is not a membrane that closes off the vagina. The hymen therefore does not tear entirely when a woman has sexual intercourse for the first time.
- A woman does not always bleed when she has sexual intercourse for the first time. Most women do not. If the hymen is very tight, a woman may bleed a bit. Operations to construct or restore the hymen very often do not make any difference.
- A woman cannot lose her virginity by using tampons during the menstrual period. If you want to feel more secure, you can use sanitary towels instead.