The hymen is misunderstood. Not only by men but also by women. It is considered to be the symbol of virginity and purity, when it’s just a part of the human body. The hymen is simply a part of the female anatomy and has created many myths. Myths often describe the hymen as a membrane that covers the vagina and ‘pops’ or ‘breaks’ when you first have penetrative sex. It’s time to change the way we talk about and understand the hymen, once and for all.