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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
In two weeks, I am having a hymenectomy because I have a microperforate hymen. I am really nervous about the procedure. Is there anything I should know about preparing for the procedure and what to expect postoperatively? Is there anything I can do that will help calm my nerves?Updated 13 July 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. We hope that this information helps you feel more at ease regarding your upcoming surgery. Here is what we know: girls are born with a […]Read more »
This might sound crazy but I don’t think I have a vaginal opening or I must have a tiny one. I can’t put a finger in it at all. I can only get above my nail and then I hit a wall. I haven’t gotten my period yet but I’ve had discharge for about a year. I really don’t know what to do because I am too embarrassed to tell my mom but I’m really worried there’s something really wrong with me. Please help!Updated 15 August 2018 under Ask Us.
You seem to be in tune with your body, not crazy! Girls typically get their first period about 2-2 ½ years after they begin to develop breasts and about 6 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
I am having a hard time pulling out a tampon without any pain. When I was a baby I had a condition called labial adhesions (my labia were stuck together). I am not sexually active. Could it be possible that the labial adhesions I had as a baby are effecting my ability to use tampons now?Updated 15 August 2017 under Ask Us.
There can be different reasons for discomfort when removing or pulling a tampon out (of the vagina). If the tampon is dry or barely wet with blood, it may be […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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. […]Read more »
VirginityUpdated 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 […]Read more »