Hymen: a crown of innocence or anatomical features of the female body

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Hymen - the crown of innocence or anatomical features of the female bodyFrom time immemorial, the hymen was considered a symbol of innocence
girl, and traces of blood in the process of defloration solemnly demonstrated
relatives and wedding guests. Times have changed and today
it is clear that the myths about the hymen were designed to
to control women's sexuality and freedom. Instead of the traditional names
It was offered a new, beautiful and poetic as the woman herself - vaginal
crown.

The hymen considered as a rudimentary form,
The ability to perform certain functions during fetal development, and
continuing after the birth of a girl. Hymen - a membrane or not
partition, which the myths closes the entrance to the vagina. it is
a thin pink or whitish mucous crease, located on the
a distance of 1-2 cm from the entrance to the vagina and very malleable when stretched. By
form this fold may resemble a ring, crescent, flower petals, it is not
It covers out of the vagina and that is why menstrual blood easily
excreted. Very rarely hymen looks like a solid membrane,
in these cases to ensure that the blood output from the vagina, it is necessary to resort
to surgical dissection of the mucosa.

The hymen is poor in blood vessels and nerve
endings. The myth of the terrible pain he had to endure a woman in the first
vaginal intercourse, nothing more than a fiction. With enough excitement,
allocation of vaginal lubrication or use of lubricants mucous
vaginal corona is stretched and does not prevent the introduction of the penis into
vagina. Only half of the women small healing within days,
tears along the edge of the hymen becomes cause of lung pain
and highlight a few drops of blood. As a rule, the occurrence of bleeding and the appearance of the pain of defloration - a consequence of rough sex, the result
inadequate training and nervousness women.

Location hymen is such that it can not be
damage during exercise, and sufficient extensibility allows
girls fearlessly use tampons during the critical days.

The hymen is a woman for life changes
only her appearance. Vaginal childbirth, active sex - all this
It leads to the fact that the membrane becomes more and more like a crown. its remnants
- Papillae, arranged in a circle at the entrance to the vagina, sometimes almost
imperceptible. In the absence of regular vaginal sex, childbirth, during the
menopause hymen may again be reduced, making it difficult to return to
an active sex life and making it difficult to gynecological examination.

What is the function of the hymen? First of all, it is - barrier
to infection, hampering penetration of germs from the external genital
bodies in the vagina. In childhood and adolescence the vagina covered
thin delicate epithelium, not yet formed a protective microflora and early
sex life can cause inflammatory disease and infertility.
Perhaps that is why our ancestors have been genetically incorporated so anxious
attitude toward virginity, as a guarantor of women's health.

Today, violent sexual revolution has led to a blurring
virginity concept. In fact, it has come to mean only the absence of a woman's experience
penetrative vaginal sex, or rather, the lack of sex with a man. Today
virginity - this is a purely anatomical feature women, it is not
It means innocence, and vaginal corona is not regarded as a symbol of
purity and integrity, at least in developed countries. what sex
Actions to consider whether the loss of innocence, it will only vaginal sex or
other types of sex are taken into account - everyone decides for himself in
According to their education, attitudes, culture and religion
membership.

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