Updated April 06, Priyanka Tamaychekar's marriage hasn't been arranged yet, but already the year-old is dreading her wedding night. In her first few hours as a newlywed, Priyanka will be expected to submit herself to a humiliating ritual, just as brides in her family have done for centuries. And if she doesn't bleed on her wedding night, she can be subjected to beatings and communal humiliation — even a divorce. Wedding night virginity testing is practised by the Kanjarbhat ethnic group of India at the behest of tribal elders. Members of a caste council — all-male, unelected — oversee the ritual and mete out repercussions if the bride "fails" the test.
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College Humour, a popular Youtube channel, has launched a video recently regarding hymens, virginity and sex. The video addresses popular misconceptions in a simple and comprehensive way to busts the myth of virginity. As it is mentioned in the video, studies prove that women who are sexually active may have a hymen and there are women who do not have a hymen since their birth. I was surprised… You too? Well, we are not alone — The ignorance and misconception is prevalent everywhere. From a middle class Indian society to the New York Times newspaper, from societies practising female genital mutilation to sitcoms, the idea that a healthy hymen means the woman is a virgin everywhere. Anyone who has read a sexologist column in magazines would have come across the question whether bleeding occurs the first time a woman has sex.
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We were discussing about females virginity yesterday and someone was like the only way to know if a girl is a virgin or not is that it's a must every girl bleeds during her first sex and am sure majority have same mindset but this is wrong.. Bleeding doesn't determine if a girl is a virgin or not so I decided to release this article to help educate our young men and women on this issue of girls bleeding during first sex There is zero truth in this. Not all women bleed the first time they have sex, as I'll explain in this post. To understand why some women bleed and some don't, it's very important to understand what the hymen is. The hymen is a membrane that tends to cover part of the vaginal opening it does not always block or cover the entire vagina, as some people mistakenly think. The hymen also differs from woman to woman - like all women have different heights and weights and features, all women also have different amounts and types of hymen. Some women have thick hymens, some have very thin hymens, and some women have NO hymens at all.