How do I know if I have an imperforate hymen? I am really worried about it. I recently tried to have sex, but it was really painful, so we stopped. Help!

Updated 11 January 2022 under Ask Us.

The hymen is a skin piece of skin that covers the opening of the vagina. Hymens can come in a lot of different shapes and thicknesses. Many are shaped like […]

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There is a guy I would really like to have sex with, but I am afraid I will bleed after we have sex. I broke my own hymen and had bleeding afterwards. How do I know if this worked? I really don’t want to bleed while we have sex!

Updated 13 May 2021 under Ask Us.

The hymen is a thin membrane that surrounds the opening of the vagina. Everyone’s hymen can be different, in thickness and or shape. The most common hymen shape is in […]

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I’m 19 and a virgin and have a septate hymen. Is it okay to have sex with a septate hymen or should I get it removed first? Please help!

Updated 22 November 2017 under Ask Us.

You can see in the picture below of the “septate hymen” that you have an extra band of hymeneal tissue that is partly blocking the opening to your vagina. Ask […]

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Can I request to have my hymen surgically removed?

Updated 7 July 2017 under Ask Us.

My doctor tried to do a pap test but was unsuccessful and is sending me to see a gynecologist to see about getting my hymen removed. However, I’ve been to […]

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I watched the video and read the article on how to insert a tampon, but I still can’t do it! I’ve tried several times and it always feels uncomfortable in my vagina? Why?

Updated 25 April 2017 under Ask Us.

A mirror is often helpful when you’re trying to insert a tampon for the first time, so that you can see exactly where your vaginal opening is. You can also […]

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Is it normal to bleed A LOT when losing your virginity? I don’t understand why, and I’m quite nervous, to be honest. It was my first time and my boyfriend had to stop because I couldn’t handle the pain.

Updated 30 April 2015 under Ask Us.

It is normal for some women to bleed the first time they have vaginal intercourse but at the same time some women don’t bleed at all, and that’s normal too. […]

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Updated 23 August 2022 under Health Guides.

What does it mean to be a virgin? The answer to this question is actually tricky because depending on someone’s culture, religion, and life experience, a teen or adult may […]

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