You might bleed (but not ev­ery­one does)

Girlfriend - - THE DL -

You’re told to ex­pect a lotta blood when you have pen­e­tra­tive sex for the first time be­cause that’s when your hy­men breaks. But not ev­ery­one bleeds! The hy­men is dif­fer­ent in ev­ery woman; some can have very lit­tle while some have more. “The hy­men is ba­si­cally a ring of tis­sue that sur­rounds the open­ing of the vagina a bit like an elas­tic hair scrunchy,” says Dr Ste­wart. “It can be stretched or torn dur­ing sex and cause a lit­tle bleed­ing but can also be stretched dur­ing sport or us­ing tam­pons.”

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