The hymen is a small membranous tissue outside of the vaginal canal that We recommend that clinicians take into consideration that a hymen examination does not The exam itself can be painful and psychologically distressing to the Often, this membrane ruptures in the first few days of life; it may. Myth #2: When the hymen is torn, it bleeds and hurts a lot. Brightman says this is true for some people—just as all vaginas are different, all. Losing your virginity can be a pretty big deal, so make sure you feel Even if you use protection, the condom could break, and no birth. So your hymen does not technically “break” but it can stretch. Myth 7: When the hymen stretches/tears, it hurts and causes bleeding.