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The diagram above is from the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota.

With the recent celebrity attention to hymens, I have been meaning to write some thoughts on the matter. For the past 10 years, I have been working as a child abuse pediatrician, taking care of hundreds of girls who have been victims of sexual assault. Those of us in this line of work know a lot about hymens, the female anatomy, and so-called virginity.

So here’s my PSA:

Virginity is NOT a physical entity. It is a social construct, a tool by which women have been kept powerless and shamed for centuries.

“But what about the hymen?” you ask. Doesn’t it “pop” or “break” when a woman has sex for the first time?


Look at the diagram above. The hymen is simply a thin bit of tissue, a vestigial remnant that sits at the entrance of the vagina. It is absolutely useless (unless you a guinea pig. Their hymens do regrow for protection and recede when the female is in heat. To quote Todd Akin, female guinea pigs can actually “shut the whole thing down.” But humans aren’t guinea pigs).

Here are some facts about the hymen:
  • The hymen has no purpose. Zero. None. Nada.
  • Hymens look like hair scrunchies, and much like hair scrunchies, they are stretchy. They stretch to fit a penis. They really stretch to fit a baby.
  • The hymen is ALWAYS open. Baby girls are born with holes. On rare occasions, girls are born without openings. This is a medical condition called an imperforate hymen, and it requires surgery to fix.
  • If hymens weren’t open, girls would not be able to have periods. That’s why imperforate hymens need surgery to make an opening.
  • Studies show that women who have had babies and women who have never had sex have identical looking hymens (and we know that pregnancy did not occur from immaculate conception in these cases).
  • Only 50% of women bleed at first intercourse. (think technique issues).
  • If injury does occur from sexual activity, it does not mean that anything got “broken”. The vulvar tissue is the same as what is inside your mouth. If you bite the inside of your mouth, it may swell or even bleed. But a couple of days later, it will be completely healed. A woman’s vulva, and hymen, does the same.
So why is the myth of virginity one worth busting? Well first of all, it’s a bunch of BS, and women need to know the truth about our bodies. Secondly, women around the world are still subjected to virginity testing and other intrusive and dangerous practices to prove, ensure, or “reinstate” the mythical virginity. Third of all, this:

A 13 year-old girl sits on my examination table. Her uncle started raping her when she was 7 years old. I tell her that she looks healthy, and that she is going to be okay. She asks me, “Am I still a virgin?”

I say yes, and I tell her why.

Because she looks just like any other girl her age.

And because virginity is not a physical state.

It’s not something that can ever be taken from you.

It’s a concept, a mental and emotional decision you make to give of yourself when you are ready, and not when someone decides to be violent with your body.

She cries, her whole body shaking, with tears of relief. Then she dries her tears and smiles for a new beginning.

So let’s stop the shame and humiliation. Enough is enough.
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