Abby's Sexual Health

Sexual Health & Happiness Through Education, Communication, and Experimentation

   Home   |   Shop    |   Ask Abby    |   Affiliates    |   Advertise

Sexual Health: Female Body Libido Orgasms Penis Info Pregnancy Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Bookmark and Share
Sex & Masturbation Anal Sex Female Ejaculation Female Masturbation Foreplay Male Masturbation Oral Sex Sex Positions Sexual Intercourse
Keeping Sex Fun Adult Videos Adult Websites Bondage Fetish Lingerie Personals Relationships Sex Toys More Fun  

  Female Body to Libido  >  > Sexual Health
Search Abbys


"How to" Videos



Shop Abbys
Adult DVDs

Bondage Shop

Couple's Boutique

Gay Mall

Sex Toys

Sexy Clothing

Video Downloads

Video on Demand
Most Popular
Aphrodisiacs Reviewed

Male Enhancement Reviews

Female Masturbation
Video Interviews

Male Masturbation
Video Interviews


Sex ShopMall

About My Hymen

Female Body Article

This article is about my hymen.

I don't remember when I first heard about the hymen, but I associate it with jr. high. Maybe someone's last name sounded like hymen and everyone was excited.

As is fairly well published, the hymen is a thin membrane of skin (hymen is Latin for membrane) that partially covers the opening of the vagina. Usually it is depicted as being attached along the back edge and up the sides rather than the front, and not stretching across as a band in the middle. It is located right at the opening, just inside the inner labia.

It can be one piece or somewhat webbed, and it can be smoother or flappier. All of this is being related by me as second-hand knowledge. I have never noticed any hymens on anybody.

The hymen is also referred to fairly commonly as a cherry (never by me personally), and has been associated with virgin females because its presence is thought to guarantee that the vagina in question has never been penetrated by a penis.

I myself don't much correlate the two, partly because, as is fairly common knowledge, a number of things besides sexual intercourse can break the hymen (exercise, tampon, or female masturbation. Horseriding and gymnastics are frequently implicated). If such activities don't break the hymen they often give it practice stretching so that it won't break when stretched to accommodate a phallus and will remain intact after sex. Further, the hymen actually recedes back into the body and disappears on its own starting in adolescence (according to a Kinsey Institute report; I have never read this anywhere else).

So, essentially, the hymen is a small bit of skin that may hurt a bit if it is torn somehow, but will go away by itself even if it isn't broken.

As for my own hymen, I've never actually noticed it, despite having being familiar with my unit for quite some time now. I think that is why this page is the 100th one to get made—I never think about my hymen or the memory of it (I assume it is a trace entity by now, whatever happened to it). In thinking about my vagina I was much more preoccupied with the mole. ;)

My hymen article content from

This content is licensed under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial uses.

Female Libido Products
is a cream that is applied to a women's intimate areas that increases sensitivity, lubrication, and arousal.
Provestra is a daily supplement for women that improves libido by providing what her body needs for a healthy sex drive.
Similar to Vigorelle, Valentra will quickly increase blood flow to the clitoris (90 seconds) which increases arousal and ability to orgasm.
Climatique was recently featured on Talk Sex With Sue and is quickly becoming quite popular as a sexual enhancement product for women.
Adoption Resource
Planned Parenthood
Pregnancy Resource
New Article!
Sex Toy Basics
Bondage & Restraints
Bullets & Eggs
Cock Rings
Male Masturbators
Recent - For Her
Increase Female Libido
Me And My Hitachi Magic Wand
"How To" Orgasm Videos
Recent - For Him
Confidence And Penis Size
How To Increase Semen Volume
Male Enhancement Patches / Pills
How Erection Oils Work
Recent - FAQ's
Semen Volume Enhancers FAQ
Female Libido Creams FAQ
Erection Oil FAQ

Bookmark Page:

Site Map

© 2001- 2019