9:48 pm - 01/21/2009

What color is a hymen?

What color is a hymen? Is it pink like the parts down there is it a whitish membrane looking thing? I tried to google image it, but it's not very helpful.  Thanks.
queensugar 22nd-Jan-2009 04:44 am (UTC)
It can vary in colour a bit, but it's generally pinkish. You can see some pictures of hymens on this page for reference.
zhukora1 22nd-Jan-2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the pictures! Now I'm starting to wonder if I've got quite a bit of hymen left...how interesting!
illfindhope 22nd-Jan-2009 05:49 am (UTC)
so THAT'S the hymen! how very cool! i didn't bleed when i lost my virginity so i always assumed i either tore it using tampons/masturbating or it didn't exist in the first place. but according to that picture, i still have a small bit of it left. guess i tore it way before sex.

our bodies are amazing.
nickelshoe 22nd-Jan-2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been sexually active for over two years, and I've still got quite a bit of hymen hanging on. (And it definitely tore the first time I tried to have sex...) I've read that it often doesn't get obliterated until a baby comes out there.
Leo Lifir Hymens shouldn't break and they don't disappe, friends.15th-Mar-2017 03:25 pm (UTC)
To all of the people in the comments saying that they do/dont have any hymen "left," your hymen doesn't just magically disappear. It is a flexible tissue that stretches when things enter the vaginal canal. It stretches (possibly to the point where it isn't easily identifiable). It doesn't break and it doesn't "go away." It shouldn't be torn in any way. There are people who are born with imperforate hymens; these people are not capable of releasing blood during their menstrual cycle and must have a minor surgery to remove the excess hymenal tissue and allow flow. With a healthy, normal hymen, you shouldn't bleed during intercourse. If that's the case you should see a doctor or at the very least, be a bit more gentle.

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