Myth: Menstrual cups tear your hymen
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Myth: Menstrual cups tear your hymen

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It can be difficult to explore your body and find your comfort, especially in societies that are highly interconnected. This sometimes leads to the spread of misinformation which is not always scientifically backed.

A common misunderstanding is that insertion of sanitary products can cause your hymen to tear. And because the hymen is known to represent virginity, it is protected at all costs. But do sanitary products like a menstrual cup really tear our hymens? Let’s find out!

The hymen is a thin tissue at the opening of the vagina, which stretches and compresses just like any other muscle. Often, exercising or intensive movement can cause it to tear; there is no evidence to show that penetration is required to rupture it. 

Studies show that your hymen is torn during your teenage years, especially if you live an active life. So the scope for a menstrual cup to do that is very low. So long as you are comfortable with the product, there is no reason not to try it out. 

Through ‘Debunking Myths’, we acknowledge period myths and expose them with verified facts. Let’s debunk more period myths here.

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