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JustMe
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I have a septate hymen and i've tried to break it myself (not by cutting or anything) but i couldnt stand the pain. I know you can get an operation to make it into a regular hymen but tbh...I have something that 1 in 1000 people have...I dont want surgery to take it away. I just want it to break like a regular one when I have sex, will that happen?

Anybody who's got ot had a septate hymen, any tips? or anything really? i'm really confused. :/

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Heather
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Well, a "regular one" doesn't "break" with sex, either. The hymen/corona is a thin membrane that usually wears away very gradually, not something that's there one day and totally gone the next, due to intercourse or anything else.

No, you don't have to have surgery. What's left of that tissue will likely keep wearing away, and in the case it doesn't, should be pretty flexible and easy to move around. There are women who have even given birth vaginally with septate hymens and had them still be there after birth, and not get in the way.

There's not a surgery you can have for your hymen to become a 'regular" hymen, in part because there's no such thing as a "regular" hymen, just a lot of variations. You could, however, have a hymenectomy, which is just a simple outpatient procedure where that's incised and thus, not septate anymore. But that's 100% optional, not something anyone has to get.

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thanks [Smile] I've been freaking out for the past few weeks since I found out what it is.

Will it hurt more when I have sex?

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Heather
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When sex is painful for people, any kind of sex, it's not usually about a hymen, especially since hymens don't have any nerve endings. They're attached to the vagina, which does, so pulling or tugging on the hymen can cause discomfort, but it's not likely to cause outright pain.

Pain with sex is most typically about things like someone not being aroused or relaxed enough, not lubricated enough, having a hasty or unresponsive partner, doing things that don't feel good, etc.

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