Virginity

All over the world people have different ideas and opinions about virginity and the hymen. They vary a lot depending on the country, culture, or religion. Sometimes it can be hard to know what to think yourself. Learn the difference of fact and fiction here.

Facts

The hymen: what is it?

When people talk about virgins, they mean people who haven't had sex yet. For many, the way to ‘prove’ that a woman has never had sex is by looking at her hymen.

Is my partner a virgin?

Many people think that you can tell whether someone is a virgin or not. However, this is a myth. The only way to know if someone is a virgin is by asking them!

First time sex: what to expect

When people talk about the ‘first time’, they usually mean the first time you have full intercourse. That’s what people mean by ‘losing your virginity’.

Outercourse: sex without penetration

Outercourse can mean different things to different people. Some people consider outercourse as any sex play without sexual intercourse, where a man inserts his penis into a woman’s vagina.