Virgin It refers to a woman who has never had any sexual intercourse and defloration refers to the loss of virginity.
Principle signs of virginity:
Normal conditions of fourchette
Narrow vagina with ruggose walls.
Virginity has different definitions as its also a state of being untouched and is evaluated in a varied way among different societies and cultures.The presence of intact hymen has been known as the evidence of virginity though its presence or absence may or mayn't indicate virginity or its loss and by no way provides a guarantee because of many reasons.Technical virginity represents a woman active in sexual activities other than vaginal penetration as it might destroy hymen.
Differences between true and false virgin
True virginSome of the characteristics a virgin girl may have medically.In response to complaints of sexual assault e.g rape victims some of these characteristics help doctors while virginity testing to know about virginity loss.Virginity test is based on whether or not the hymen is torn.
Labia majora:Round,elastic,approximate, firm and completely covers the labium minus and clitoris
Labia minora: Pink colored,sensitive,covered by labia majora.
Vaginal mucosa: Ruggose,reddish,sensitive to touch with wall approximate
Hymen: Intact,barely admits tip of little finger,edges are distinct and regular.
Breasts: Hemispherical,elastic,firm and rounded nipples surrounded by light pink or dark areola depending upon women s own color.
Labia majora:Fleshy,doesn't completely close the vaginal orifice.
Labia minora:Pale,insensitive and not covered by labia majora
Vaginal mucosa:Its Not ruggose.
Hymen:Hymen is intact,easily admits tips of two fingers,edges are rounded.
Breasts:Breasts are pendulous,soft,nippled enlarged surrounded by dark areola.
Hymen is a membranous fold particularly or wholly occluding the external vaginal orifice about 1mm thick.However,its size,flexibility and thickness varies from person to person.
Cause of rupture of hymen
By some exercises(eg biking or horse back riding) and tampon use.
Accident (fall on small projecting object)
Masturbation especially if practices with some large foreign body
Introduction of instruments by doctors
Introduction of thumb to bring at false charge of rape
Artificial dilation of vagina by foreign body to render young girl fit to sexual acts.
With an intact hymen a woman maybe true virgin or false virgin.In case of false virginity woman has had sex while hymen is intact but dilated.A few cases have been seen where the women born lacking hymen.
A surgical procedure known as hymenotomy is required to create an opening in women with imperforated hymen to prevent harmful effects like prevention of menstrual discharge by it.
Anothere surgical procedure called hymenorrhaphy is done to repair or replace hymen commonly in the countries where virginity is highly respected and considered as a symbol of womens purity, chastity & virtuousness.