Info For Teens
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My vagina is too tight for my boyfriend to put his penis in. I’m a virgin and I don’t have a problem with lubrication. Is this normal?
Yes, this is normal. Some girls experience pain and tightness when they try to have vaginal intercourse for the first time.
The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the opening of a girl’s vagina. Hymens have at least one opening that will allow menstrual flow out of the body. Some girls may have so much hymenal tissue that stretching it open during first intercourse may cause pain and bleeding. Girls with a lot of hymenal tissue can prepare for first intercourse by slowly stretching the tissue with their fingers.