Anonymous asked this question on 7/9/2000:
today when i put a tampon in, i felt something rip. when i looked to see what it was, the thin piece of skin that was usually in the front, wasn't there. what happened? i didn't bleed alot, only a little. my boyfriend wanted me to post this, to make sure that nothing was wrong. any help that you can give me is great. thanx
mhardenbrook gave this response on 7/9/2000:
This is probably the remainder of your hymen that has torn away. Keep the area clean and as dry as possible. It you experience any discharge(like puss) or have a serious burning feeling in the area, then you will need to go to the doctor for some antibiotics, but if you experience no pain or infection, then your body is just taking care of itself and you will never miss this little skin flap. All women are born with it, and either through exercise, tampon use or sex we lose it and never miss it.
Anonymous asked this follow-up question on 7/10/2000:
does that mean that i "poped my cherry"?
mhardenbrook gave this response on 7/10/2000:
Yes, I guess that is exactly what that means, it happens to every female at one time or another, and it could have been so much more painful, you are a very lucky young woman.
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