Does the hymen become thinner as you get older?

I had someone revolved in the medical field tell me this, but I've never heard of it before.
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  • othere way round pretty sure when i was younger i took a virgin and quick almost painless popped other week pooped a 21 yearold virgin her lodger came in with a baseball bat

  • Just ignore. hymen it self is thin layer if it gets any more thinner then there is no hymen at all.

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  • Can't say for sure, but I never heard of that so I honestly doubt it.

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  • Yes. Especially is you do active sports.

    • Not sure why people continue to think that they hymen is some Berlin wall of the vagina. It's NOT.

      www.psychologytoday.com/.../the-hymen-membrane-widely-misunderstood

    • This is a pet peeve for me. Especially when girls post something like "i took my own virginity". "The intact hymen almost never covers the entire vagina. If it did, virgin girls could not menstruate. However, the opening may not look like a doughnut hole. In some women, it has a ladder-like appearance with bands of tissue extending from one side to the other. In others, it resembles a honeycomb with multiple small openings. And in rare cases, an estimated one in 200, the hymen's single opening is so small that fingers, tampons, and erections may not be able to enter comfortably or at all (imperforate hymen). For women with imperforate hymens, a simple surgical procedure snips away the excess tissue. But in most women, by adolescence, any remaining hymenal tissue offers no significant impediment to using tampons or enjoying pain-free intercourse. If hymenal tissue has largely worn away by adolescence, why do so many women experience pain on first intercourse?"

    • If hymenal tissue has largely worn away by adolescence, why do so many women experience pain on first intercourse? "The sexological literature is oddly quiet on this issue. But I have a few ideas: Pain on intercourse is a fairly common gynecological problem. It may be caused by many conditions. Some pain on first intercourse may have to do with medical issues. Because of the mythology surrounding the hymen, many (most?) women expect first intercourse to hurt, which may become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The expectation of pain causes anxiety, which can turn minor discomfort into pain. "According to the National Health and Social Life Survey (1994), about one-third of women recall not wanting sex their first time or recall being forced into it during incest, sexual assault, or other coercion or exploitation. Exploitive or assaultive sex can cause tremendous anxiety and produce or aggravate pain." So there you go. :)