I’m starting to wonder if I will ever feel better. I’m determined to find something amusing out of all this though. So here’s amusing thing number one. I call it “The Case of the Too-Convenient Hymen.”
Last night on CSI Miami we discovered that a woman hadn’t been the victim of a rape because her hymen was still intact. And the other night on one of the Law & Orders, same thing–hymen, no rape. Now I’m not suggesting that there aren’t twenty-something virgins in Miami or working as waitresses in strip clubs in New York. I’m just saying that I find it hard to believe most women, either living in prime bathing suit country or working in a strip club, haven’t been using tampons.
Well, shoot, maybe that’s not that funny.
A surprisingly large number of women don’t use tampons, and even of those who do it depends on what size tampons they are using plus their specific anatomy. Smaller tampons may just stretch the hymen and not break it, meaning these women would still have bleeding associated with first intercourse.
Some women are born without hymens, and some have their hymen break or stretch sufficiently it never needs to be broken just through childhood sports, other physical activity, or certain injuries. But still, around 70% of women experience bleeding with first intercourse, so it’s not as uncommon as one may think.
And all my best wishes that you feel better soon. I’m dismayed the Butcher was so careless as to spread such an abominable affliction.