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i was masturbating with something and when i pulled it out and wiped it, it was sort of red. Am i still a virgin or have i broken my hymen?
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Well, if you want to know about the state of your hymen, why not grab a mirror and a copy of Pink Parts Female Sexual Anatomy and have a look and feel for yourself?

But remember that some women are born without hymens, and they can easily be eroded by exercise or tampon use, so the state of yours doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your sexual activities.

The state of your hymen doesn't have anything to do with whether you are still a "virgin" or not. Check out Magical Cups & Bloody Brides for the reasons why.

The bleeding could mean that you stretched or eroded your hymen, but it could also mean that you scratched or abraded the vaginal tissue, which can happen quite easily.

As a practical note, if you are inserting any objects into your vagina, it's essential to make sure they don't have any rough bits or sharp edges, and (unless they can be sterilized) it's a good idea cover them with a condom to make sure they're clean.

These threads have info on cleaning and caring for sex toys:

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Another possibility - when something is inserted very deeply into the vagina to stimulate the cervix (the "x-spot") there is a good possibility of cervical bleeding as the cervix is EXTREMELY vascular (full of blood vessels) and is easily scratched or bruised...

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Hey- breaking your hymen doesn't mean you're not a virgin anymore. Just wanted to clear that up....
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yeah, i hope who started this thread writes back and says she covered it with a condom if it was something other than sterile material. That's a quick way to end up at the doctor. Getting in the habbit of condoms is good, too.
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