STOP PRESS; The Hymen is NOT a membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening?
After 24 years of nursing experience, the majority of this in women’s health, I have always thought that the Hymen was a thin membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening which could in some cases be torn by having sex or during sports. That is what it says in the anatomy books anyway.
So I was fascinated to hear about some exciting work which is being carried out by the RFSU (the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education). The RFSU are actively challenging and attempting to dispel myths and eradicate this description of the Hymen. Read more.