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Are two fingers enough to break the hymen?

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Are two fingers enough to break the hymen? I am trying with 3 fingers but they can't put in it. There is a thin skin and sometimes when i touch it i feel pain but not always, and i easily put 2 fingers in it. Is my hymen broken?
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replied April 22nd, 2012
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Unfortunately we can't say. The hymen often covers only a part of your vaginal opening, so a hole big enough for two fingers does not mean anything.

Did you take a mirror and looked at what is going on and how it looks?
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replied April 23rd, 2012
Yes, i took a mirror and i saw a hole and some kind of skin next to the hole. I have never put anything in it till here and never felt pain or blood.
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replied April 23rd, 2012
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The 'skin' is your hymen. It is actually a mucus membrane, not just skin. The hole is normal. It allows menstrual flow and discharge out. If the hymen got damaged, you will see some red and even bloody edges on the hymen.

When you put your fingers in, make sure you are very aroused, relaxed and wet. Also make sure your hand is well groomed and clean. Normally you will be able to get more fingers in the closer you get to an orgasm.
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replied April 24th, 2012
I saw a red and a bloody edges. so it means that it is broken? Is it possible to be the "skin" remains of the hymen?
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replied April 24th, 2012
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It sounds like you at least tore your hymen. There are often small flaps left, called 'tags'. It is also possible that you just tore it in one or two spots, and most of it is still intact.

These hymen tags that stay behind will wear away through sex, masturbation and tampon use. When you give birth one day, everything will be gone. There will just be a small ridge that you can feel with your finger where the hymen used to be.

Your hymen is where your insides and outsides joined together. While you were forming in your mother's uterus, the hymen covered the hole where your vagina was forming, keeping fluid and other things out of your insides. So this little ridge that you will feel, is like a seam where your internal and external tissue join. The vaginal wall on the inside of the hymen is vastly different from the skin covering the vulva on the other side of this little ridge.

Before you were born, your mother's estrogen levels surged, and that caused the hole to form in your hymen before you were born. During puberty, your own estrogen levels surged. This made your fairly tight and thin prepubertal hymen and thickened it and made it elastic. The hymen also folded back onto itself, making the hole in it bigger.

Were you trying to preserve your hymen intact, or break it? Or does it not matter to you?
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replied April 25th, 2012
The hymen is very important to me. I don't want to imagine what will happen if my future husband understand that i do not have a hymen. I will never put fingers in it again.
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replied April 25th, 2012
IS it possible to bleed during my first intercourse?
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replied April 26th, 2012
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From your description it sounds like most of your hymen is still intact.That is normally the case with fingering. There is often just a tear or two. So you should bleed.

Just a word of warning however, only about halve of all women bleed when their hymens tear. So there is no guarantee that any woman will bleed the first time. Expecting you to bleed is unfair towards you, and not based on reality.

It will be best to just not put anything in your vagina from now on. Masturbating by just rubbing your clitoris is perfectly safe, and will not harm your hymen.

Take care!
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replied April 26th, 2012
Thank you very much.
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