Or rather, intact, virginal hymens that can "break" or "pop" inside of us don't exist. Countless young women, myself included not so long ago, have fretted over what happens with the hymen during that inaugural vaginal intercourse, when the concern is scientifically futile. Hymens can't be broken because there isn't any kind of plastic wrap-like barrier sealing off the upper crevices of the vaginal canal like a Tupperware container of leftovers. In reality, if a girl's hymen is completely intact -- a rare medical occurrence -- she would need a hymenectomy, or incision in the tissue, to allow menstrual fluids and other discharge to exit the body. Despite that gynecological truth, that collective imagining of the hymen as a sacred seal persists. Medically speaking, the hymen derived from the Greek word for "membrane," but not to be confused with Greek god of marriage is more accurately referred to as the vaginal corona. This ring of stretchy tissue is leftover from the formation of the vaginal canal during fetal development. As such, Hanne Blank, author of " Virgin: The Untouched History " describes the hymen as a "door frame mounted in a doorway that stands on the spot where 'external' stops and 'internal' starts.
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Assalaamu alaykum. My question is quite a personal one, but it is important to know for me. It has been around a month since I got married. A day ago, I had sexual intercourse with my husband, and the next morning, I did Ghusl ritual bath as well; however, this time my hymen broke, and I suffered bleeding. After I again made Ghusl today, the bleeding continues. I want to know whether I again need to make Ghusl because it is just spotting and is not a heavy bleeding.