This is the fifth in a multi-part series from After Hours about anal play. You can see the other posts in the series as they come out here. Anal sex is pretty polarizing. No one is going to force you to try anal, but there are a few compelling reasons to give it a go:.
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Much mystery as well as many myths surround the hymen. In somecultures, its presence is believed to indicate chastity and purity. In reality, the hymen is simply an annular round ring of tissue that surrounds the vaginal entry. Here are ten common myths about the hymen. The hymen is a membrane that covers the entry to the vagina. The hymen is not a membrane.
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By Petra Boynton. You may be reassured to learn that you are not alone. Here are just a few recent examples from other people with similar worries:. I have done some scans, but was told am OK.
With hymen being the he-who-must-not-be-named of our country, one must really start at the very beginning and ask what a hymen even is. Essentially, the hymen is a mucosal tissue that partially covers or surrounds the vaginal opening. There are also different kinds of hymens ranging from imperforate hymen, which covers the vagina completely and has to be medically opened to allow the women to menstruate, to septate hymens, the membrane has a strand of extra tissue which creates two openings to the vagina. Through the years, the membrane thins and widens due to cleansing, physical exercise and even self-exploration.