Originally posted by death_2_angels:
i know you guys say that it's all natural and most women are ashamed if they dont but i feel really embarressed.
Woah there! It can be natural, but I don't think I'd say that "most women are ashamed if they don't". That's pretty far from the truth of the situation, and if someone happens to be ashamed of it, then they shouldn't be. There's nothing to be ashamed of! The bottom line is that some women bleed, and some women don't. And there's no right or wrong about it. I didn't bleed or have pain the first time I had intercourse, and that certainly didn't make me feel ashamed.
You may or may not have a hymen at this point, it's hard to say. Hymens can erode away due to any number of factors...tampons, masturbation, horseback riding, gymnastics, other physical (or sexual) activities, etc. A hymen isn't like a balloon, doesn't pop suddenly, or even necessarily rip quickly...even during sexual activity, it can simply erode away gently. And no, your period has nothing to do with any bleeding that may occur. Check out those articles Smurf linked you to, there's alot of good information there. Also try searching the boards, there's a ton of topics about this.
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