Our expert says:
The blood that is often associated with first time sexual intercourse is the tearing of the hymen – This link will do for interesting reading about the anatomy of the hymen: http://sexinfo.wetpaint.com/page/The+Female+Hymen+and+It's+Significance
The tearing of the hymen as such is usually not very painful. First time intercourse is often painful more due to the female not relaxing enough and not having enough lubrication – using lubrication that one can buy over the counter can help; or the partner penetrating too early and trusting to intensely. Talking your partner through penetrating you can minimize or even eliminate the pain all together.
For further information please consult SASHA’s website at www.sexualhealth.qw.co.za/dru. For referral to a professional in your vicinity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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