Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Everyone has a different experience the first time they have sex. You might have heard that as long as it's with the right person, it'll be this all-encompassing and magical thing. You might also have heard that your first time will likely be painful and awkward. But having sex for the first time is so personal that there's no way of knowing if you'll have a magical experience, an awkward experience, both, or neither.
The Science Of Your Vagina: Why Women Don't Get 'Looser' After Sex
You can resume sexual activity at any age, as long as you're willing to invest a little time and patience. With age, the vagina and vaginal opening often become smaller and the vaginal lining becomes thinner — especially when estrogen levels are low. As a result, it can take longer for the vagina to swell and lubricate during sexual arousal. Together these changes can make sex painful. In addition, keep in mind the need to practice safe sex — especially with a new partner.
My boyfriend checked my vagina and said I wasn't a virgin - how can I make him believe me?
But virginity is actually a complicated concept that has far from one definition. What you consider virginity usually depends on your cultural background and religious upbringing. All these ideas about virginity combined with a lack of sex education in general means that there is a whole lot of misinformation out there about what virginity is, and who is or is not a virgin.
The hymen is a structure within the vulva , which encompasses the female external genitalia. It is a thin piece of mucosal tissue that surrounds and partially covers the vaginal opening also known as the introitus. There is no one right way for the hymen to look.