Will I Bleed the First Time?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.sex, intercourse, hymen, blood, bleeding, tearing, virginity, virgin, sexual, sexuality, first time, vagina, cherry, pop cherry, bleed11/27/200710/22/201810/22/2018Amy W. Anzilotti, MD10/15/201844b53b67-f745-4996-b3cf-5d0507ac1660https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bleeding-ft.html/<p><em>Will I bleed the first time I have sex?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Cait*</em></p> <p>Some girls bleed the first time they have sex, but not all girls do. The reason some girls bleed the first time they have sex is because their hymen stretches or tears. The hymen is a very thin piece of skin-like tissue that partly covers the opening of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/female-repro.html/">vagina</a>. Some girls are born without much of a hymen. Other girls' hymens cover a large portion of the vagina's opening. It all depends on the girl.</p> <p>Whether a girl bleeds also partly depends on whether the hymen is stretched or torn before sex. It is possible for this to happen from vigorous physical activity, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/supplies.html/">tampon</a> insertion, and masturbation or fingering.</p> <p>Remember to always use a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> every time you have sex, including the first time, to help protect against pregnancy and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">STDs</a>.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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