The hymen is the stuff of legend and lore in many cultures, the treasured prize a woman gives her husband on their wedding night. People often do not know what it looks like or what really happens to it when virginity is lost. For example, some of my teen patients have questions about a partner male or female inserting a finger into a vagina. If a girl uses a tampon does that cause her to lose her virginity? If she falls off her bike, might that affect her hymen, and thus her virginity? Who loses their virginity to a bicycle?
'I didn't lose my virginity until I was 32'
'I didn't lose my virginity until I was 32' | Life and style | The Guardian
What Exactly is a Hymen?
Despite what you see on TV and in movies, having sex for the first time is rarely romantic, pleasant, or sexy. Sure, it can be—in theory. It was with my boyfriend on our one-year anniversary.
B efore I reached the age of consent I was desperate to lose my virginity while it was still illegal. I thought it would be two fingers up to authority. But it didn't happen, despite the fact that my first kiss, aged 15, had almost gone a lot further. Instead, I ended up doing something far more rebellious and unusual: I kept my virginity until I was Some people might think that waiting that long means there's something wrong with me.