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Karla1234
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Hi! I've never told anybody this, not even my mom. When I was little, like 11 or 12, sometimes when I walked I would get a sharp pain in between my legs. It felt like skin was ripping around th entrance of my vagina. It has happened once this year as well. At first I didn't think much of it, but now that I'm in a serious relationship with a wonderful guy I am. We're both virgins and we plan on being each other's first. I'm scared that the pain I felt down there was my hymen ripping. He knows that not all women bleed on their first time but I really want to bleed so that he has absolutely NO doubts.

People say that the hymen is located in the inside or outside. Where is it actually located? The pain I felt was on the outside, like the very bottom of the vagina entrance. I would always check my underwear to see if I was bleeding but I never saw any blood. Could that pain be my hymen bleeding? How do I check if my hymen is still intact?

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The corona (which is what we now call the hymen) is just a small, stretchy membrane. For most women, the corona wears away naturally over time due to hormonal changes, menstruation and general activity. That's not something that's at all painful or bloody. Since the membrane itself doesn't have any nerves or blood vessels, the wearing away of the corona would usually only be bloody or painful in the case of forceful penetration, an injury, etc.

So, the pain you are experiencing is not at all likely to have anything to do with your corona. Random, unexplained pain is always worth checking out, so I suggest that you make an appointment with your gynecologist to talk about the pain.

Aside from that, your and your partner may want to read up on the corona and what does or does not happen with it during first time intercourse, so you don't wind up with unrealistic expectations:
Magical Cups & Bloody Brides: Virginity in Context
My Corona: The Anatomy Formerly Known as the Hymen & the Myths That Surround It
First Intercourse 101

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Karla1234
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Well the thing is that I'm pretty young, and I can't randomly tell my mom one day to take me to a gynecologist. She'll think I'm sexually active with my boyfriend. I have a pediatrician though, is it okay to talk to her about this?
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You can absolutely bring this up with your pediatrician, as well.

However, you might also give your mother the benefit of the doubt and talk to her about starting your regular reproductive health care. It's not a bad idea to start your annual exams once you start menstruating, so it doesn't necessarily have to be about you being sexually active.

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Next time I visit my doctor, I shall tell her.

As for my mother and the gynecologist, I will definitely bring the subject up. Maybe I can convince her to start taking me. Thanks!

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