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Does a woman always bleed when she has sex for the first time?

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Does a woman always bleed when she has sex for the first time?
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No, not always. When a woman has penetrative sex for the first time, she may bleed and feel some pain because of her hymen breaking.

The hymen is a very thin piece of skin covering the entrance to the vagina. It usually breaks during sexual intercourse if it has not already broken.

The hymen can break quite easily before you have sex for the first time, through activities such as horse riding and other sports, or even through using tampons. You may be completely unaware that your hymen has broken because it does not always cause pain or noticable bleeding. If your hymen breaks before you have had sex, it does not mean that you are not a virgin.

So, it is quite normal if you do not bleed the first time you have sex.

If you experience bleeding during or after sex on a regular basis, you should speak with your doctor or a STD clinic for further advice.

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