Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Elizabeth Gulino. Although we've long since acknowledged that virginity is a social construct , there is a first time for everything — including penetrative sex. And your entrance into the world of P-in-V or D-in-V or P-in-A or any other kind of penetration out there can be nerve-wracking, especially since it's so often hyped up as a super-painful experience. The old myth was that it was always there until you had sex for the first time," she explains.
Losing Your Virginity: Real Talk About What Happens the First Time You Have Sex
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If you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have, you're a slut. It's a trap. So spoke Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club" on a topic that inspires continued fascination: virginity, the v-card every woman is supposed to hold onto at the time in her life when she is often obsessed with turning it in.
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You probably remember hearing the rumor somewhere in the hallways of your middle school, maybe even before you were fully sure about what "sex" was: If you've got a vagina, the first time you have sex is going to be unpleasant and probably painful. Obviously this rumor is an incredible bummer, and it's one that's not fair. On top of all the other things our young middle school brains were already terrified of — like periods, armpit hair, and bras — introducing the concept of sex being painful seemed so cruel. Where did the rumor even come from? And, more importantly, was there ever any truth to it?
Some do. Most vaginas have a hymen , which is a thin elastic stretchy piece of skin that partially covers the entrance to the vagina. When there is pain or bleeding during first-time vaginal intercourse , it may be due to the hymen getting stretched or torn.