Breaking the Hymen: 9 factual statements about Hymens while the idea of Virginity. Art by Wesley Johnson

Breaking the Hymen: 9 factual statements about Hymens while the idea of Virginity. Art by Wesley Johnson

Art by Wesley Johnson

The thought of “virginity” for those who have vaginas has a history that is complicated and has now frequently been (wrongly) connected to breaking the hymen. Bleeding after sexual activity had been improperly considered to be evidence of an unbroken hymen, and so, evidence that a individual had not had sex prior to. The fact, nonetheless, is the fact that continuing state of one’s hymen has nothing in connection with intercourse.

A board-certified ob-gyn and a spokesperson for Paragard, and Alexandra Eisler, a health and sex educator from Healthy Teen Network, we’re going to separate fact from fiction and explain what a hymen is, how a hymen breaks, and its complicated relationship with the historical concept of virginity with the help of Dr. Continue reading “Breaking the Hymen: 9 factual statements about Hymens while the idea of Virginity. Art by Wesley Johnson”