The hymen is a piece of skin covering the vaginal opening in females. In about the 3 rd or 4 th month of pregnancy, the hymen in female fetuses begins to form. It remains intact until it is broken by most often sexual intercourse. It can also be broken by activity or the insertion of something into the vaginal canal. A septate hymen occurs when there is an extra band of tissue in the middle of the vaginal opening, causing two small holes, instead of one (it kind of looks like a nostril).
The hymen can be broken in a variety of ways. Sexual activity (including penetration, oral sex, fingering, and masturbation) can break the hymen, yes, but so can the insertion of a tampon or even. The hymen is a very misunderstood body part. There are many widespread myths about what it is and how it works. For example, a lot of people associate the hymen with virginity and assume the hymen.