Is there a non-surgical alternative to a hymenoplasty?

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Nonsurgical hymenoplasty alternatives?

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If your goal is to demonstrate a small amount of blood on the sheets on your wedding night, there are a variety of suppositories of blood-like fluids or gels that are used by some. However, if your goal is to have the appearance of an intact hymen, only surgery can achieve that goal.

Surgery is the only way

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Hello. Surgically repairing the hymen is he only way to restore it. Once the hymen has been torn or stretched it must be surgically repaired to achieve the usual goal of allowing for bleeding and tighteness with the next act of intercourse. 
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~Dr Poucher

Non-surgical alternative to hymenoplasty??

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Unfortunately, there is not. Because of an array of different sizes & tightness of the hymenal opening, some women bleed with first (or second) episodes of intercourse, and some may not. Lovemaking may either tear or stretch the hymenal ring, which will be less tight and may not bleed again. There are no muscles in the hymen itself (although there are a bit deeper into the vagina), and there are no "glue-like substances to "..put it back together."

Hopefully, more effort will be put into religious and cultural approaches, to remove the ostracization and punishment for brides who may not be virgins. In the meantime, doing active exercises to tighten intra-vaginal muscles, and scouring the Internet to find one of the various methods of "faking" blood loss by insertion of red color-releasing dye capsules will have to suffice for those unfortunate individuals who are stuck between a rock and a hard place by this cultural imperative.

Best wishes,

Michael P Goodman MD

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