Back to top Written By: The hymen is a piece of tissue that lines the vaginal opening. We trust that sexy brain of yours to post with good intentions. It can happen, but if a woman is relaxed during intercourse and has good lubrication and she or her partner has tried to stretch the hymen with fingers, then it likely won't break. The following is a summary of the basic medical facts about the hymen. Sign up using Facebook or Twitter.
One variation is a thin band across the opening called a septate hymen.
The Pap test, an exam to detect precancerous cells from the cervix, typically involves the use of an instrument called a speculum to spread the walls of the stretchy hymen and vagina and is generally recommended starting at age One variation is a thin band across the opening called a septate hymen. All Features News, views, info, and tips about health, sex, and birth control. We believe babies are best when you're ready. Tell us more to complete your Bedsider Insider profile. A gynecological exam affects virginity. Inspection of the external genitals just looking is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a routine part of health care for kids and teens.