Vaginal Tears

Vaginal tears, scratches or injuries may happen during consensual or non-consensual sexual activity. Vaginal dryness and rigorous sex may lead to minor tears during penetration of the vaginal canal. Vaginal dryness may occur from dehydration, medication, medical conditions, hormonal changes or other reasons.

Lubrication offers prevention. Some tearing causes bleeding and some tears may heal on their own, but some tears may require medical attention. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for questions on vaginal tearing and bleeding.

(The hymen, of which there are not only many types but may not exist at all for some people, is a thin membrane covering some or all of the opening to the vagina that may tear or break with or without sexual activity. See SexEd.net Hymen Topic).

The sourced articles below should provide more information on vaginal tears.

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