Our expert says:
No there is not always blood on first sexual intercourse - the hymen may be broken during sport, or other activity (including, but not necessarily sexual in nature - eg. inserting a tampon, self-exploration). Sometimes women have never had much tissue there in the first place, sometimes it is partially broken by physical activity, sometimes it is difficult and painful to break - but this is not that common. Do you think it is as simple as you husband accepting one of the myths about the hymen and virginity and needs to find out more information about this, or could there be other reasons for his insecurity about this?
Claire - SASHA
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