Setting the record straight: Understanding the hymen and debunking the myths surrounding it

You can’t tell by looking at a woman between her legs if she’s a virgin — so why are we still talking about the hymen as proof of virginity?

The hymen comes in many shapes, sizes and colors

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It doesn’t ‘break’ or ‘pop like a cherry’, like we’ve been told

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Deconstructing the myth of the hymen

A whole industry capitalizing on fear offers fake hymens to desperate women across the world.

The way we talk about the hymen needs to change



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