Because of all of those kinds of ideas and cultural precedents, bleeding was usually seen as something that better well happen, and because sometimes "proof" needed to be shown that a woman was, in fact, a virgin as she said she was. So can endometriosis, fibroid tumors, vaginitis, yeast infections, uterine or cervical polyps, cervical dysplasia and other kinds of cervicitis, and more rarely, cervical cancer. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. Other women cut themselves on purpose to create blood. In some cultures, new brides had to prove they were virgins on their wedding night by doing things like hanging their sheets outside the next morning for the whole community to be convinced — by the bloody spot on the sheet — that they were, indeed, virgins. Evidence-based journalism is the foundation of democracy. If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, and give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
Consider that in our modern day, for as much as you hear adults talking about how young people having sex in their teens and twenties are, many women in history, and in some places still, had first intercourse and marriage at even younger ages than now.
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These are the kinds of historical sources that the idea bleeding should or must happen come from. A podcast about pregnancy and drug use. And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; and they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: How can injury happen during sex? The same people also often think first-time intercourse usually or always will be — or even should be — painful. In that case, the corona often just slides to the side of the vaginal opening a lot like the inner labia stay to the side during intercourse. In other words, for many women in history, proving to be a virgin through blood could literally save their lives.