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Can the hymen grow back if you don’t have sex for a while and if so would that make you a virgin again?

No, the hymen can’t grow back once it’s been stretched open. The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the opening of your vagina. The hymen can be stretched open the first time you have vaginal sex.

Vaginal sex isn’t the only thing that can open your hymen. You can also stretch your hymen by using tampons, putting something in your vagina (like your fingers or a sex toy), riding a bicycle, doing gymnastics, or lots of other things. And some people are born with so little hymenal tissue that you never even notice it was there to begin with. Regardless of your situation, there’s nothing you can do to grow your hymen back.

A virgin is someone who’s never had sex. But people define “sex” and “losing virginity” in many different ways. Bottom line: the definition of virginity is complicated, and it’s really up to you to decide what you believe.

Learn more about virginity. 

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