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i m a 19 year old girl and i m still a virgin but my hymen is broken i want to know is that possible that hymen is broken due to same othe reason rather than sex ?

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replied April 7th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A21669
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The hymen is made of connective tissue membrane and is located in the entrance of the vagina. It usually has a round or elongated hole in the middle through which the menstrual blood flows. It might be perforated by sexual intercourse, but there are various other non-sexual activities might cause the hymen to rupture as well.
These include exercises that might rupture the hymen like: riding a bicycle, horseback riding, and gymnastics, etc. Trauma or injury or even inserting fingers or instruments in the vagina during a medical examination or masturbation might also easily rupture the hymen. Tampon insertion could sometimes be a cause for hymen rupture if the walls of the vagina are too tight. The ruptured status of hymen can be confirmed by a gynecologist after a thorough examination.
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