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The Myth Of The Hymen And Virginity Gets Busted On "Adam Ruins Everything"

"[The hymen myth] is just something we made up to be mean to women. You know, like Entourage."

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Many people incorrectly believe that the intact hymen is a way to prove virginity. They think it's barrier that is broken during a female's first time having sex.

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But as Emily from Adam Ruins Everything explains, that is all a pile of stinking bullshit.

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Hymens can tear from sex, but it's just as likely it will tear from something else. Sexually active girls can have intact hymens, and hymens can also heal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM79UBTwfsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM79UBTwfsg

Seriously, just LOOK at all these different types of hymens. THERE ARE SO MANY.

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If you didn't know this, don't feel bad, because there's a lot of misinformation out there.

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This myth, which is still propagated by the media, is nothing but harmful to women.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM79UBTwfsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM79UBTwfsg

In countries like Indonesia, Egypt, and Afghanistan, some women must submit to government-mandated virginity tests by showing their intact hymen.

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It's upsetting, and it's certainly enough to make us all womb-furious.

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WHY IS THIS A THING?

The simple truth is this: the hymen as we know it is a fabrication.

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