There is no one definition of virginity. Others may define virginity as never engaging in vaginal penetration with a penis, despite having had other types of sex, including oral stimulation and anal penetration. Some people may no longer call themselves a virgin after engaging in anal penetration or penetration with a finger or sex toy. Others may reconsider their virginity status after receiving or giving oral stimulation. Oh, the hymen — the stuff of legend. Depending on its size, a hymen can be torn during penetrative sex, exercise, or some other physical activity. Your hymen — like your finger or your ear — is just a body part.
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Ask anyone whom you feel comfortable enough with about their first time having sex. That being said, it is a part of life. The fact of the matter is, if it is your first time having sex and you are even slightly sober, it will be awkward. Pro Tip: Try laughing it off right off the bat the second you feel start to feel awkward. I would hope not. The same goes with sex. Especially the first time having sex.
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Like: If there are two holes in your vagina your urethra and your vaginal canal , which hole does sex happen in? And what about all this "popping the cherry" stuff I've heard about? And WTF is a hymen?! Let's start off by answering that last question.
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