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Q: I apologize if this question sounds slightly prurient: What is the evolutionary purpose of the human hymen, and do any other female mammals have such a membrane? A: Tough question — the hymen befuddles evolutionary biologists to this day. First, the facts: The hymen is a thin membrane, typically crescent-shaped, that stretches across some or all of the vaginal opening.
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Many pointed out the injustice of the practice. They argue that it is sexist, painful and traumatising. They also point out that virginity is irrelevant to whether or not an officer would be able to do her police duty. But few have questioned yet the most dubious aspect of this harrowing practice: the validity of the test itself.
The concept of female "virginity" has a complicated history, and has often been incorrectly linked to breaking the hymen. Bleeding after intercourse was thought to be proof of an unbroken hymen, and thus, proof that a woman had not had sex before. The reality, however, is that the state of your hymen has nothing to do with sexual activity.
We were 10, and her information was mystifying. Does the horse seduce me, or some nearby stable hand? Do I have a choice
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By Therese Shechter. One of the men there wondered how the condition could go unnoticed, seeing as it would block the passage of urine. It took me a while to realize that he thought women urinated from the opening that leads to the vagina. This from a twice-married father of 3 in his 60s.
The site implies that the shocking product will save marriages by allowing women to trick their significant others into thinking they still have a hymen. The site also assumes that women are afraid that their hymens can be broken "via physical activity or even by the use of a tampon. If, for some reason, a brand new hymen sounds appealing to you, don't get your hopes too high.