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I still have a hymen (or “vaginal corona”) ? And I thought I just had the box it came in!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Education, Feminism, Humor | Posted on 09-12-2009

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Swedish group renames hymen 'vaginal corona'

…(T)he term hymen is rooted in the Greek word for membrane. Rather than a fragile membrane that breaks, however, the hymen is actually multiple folds of mucous membrane.

The vaginal corona is a permanent part of a woman's body throughout her life. It doesn't disappear after she first has sexual intercourse, and most women don't bleed the first time.

After reading the article, I have to say that I agree with the reasoning as to why there should be a name change, but I don't really think it's going to go far. It's far better to just continue to work on taking virginity off the ridiculous pedestal upon which it has been placed than on trying to replace one word with another.

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