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Hi, last night I had sex for the first time, and everything went well. I did bleed, which I know is not uncommon. When I looked with a mirror I saw that my hymen had been broken, and I also had a tear in my vaginal opening (is this the hymen also?). It has been bleeding for about 12 hours, and starts bleeding pretty well again every time I urinate. I'm wondering how long it should bleed for? And also should I apply neosporin so it doesn't get infected? Thank you!
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Generally, telling the difference between the vaginal opening and hymenal tissue is very difficult, since they're part of each other.

There's no "right amount of time to bleed." Most women don't, but some do, and what you want to consider is a) if the sex was very forceful and you had any pain, and still do and b) if the bleeding lasts more than a couple days or is heavy. In either of those cases, you may want to check in with your sexual healthcare provider.

In those cases, you may also want to be sure that next time, your partner is more gentle and gradual, that you have had enough other kinds of sex you enjoy before intercourse so you're adequately aroused, and that you're using lubricant as needed. Because those are the more common reasons for bleeding with intercourse than anything else.

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