Round ligament Broad ligament Cardinal ligament Uterosacral ligament Pubocervical ligament. Hymenal variations are rarely clinically significant before menarche. In New York City, the operation has created a new class of royalty: Arrows point to carunculae myrtiformes "remnants" of the hymen in a post-pubertal individual. And even if it's fake, Stubbs is willing to go along with the ruse. Normal variations of the hymen range from thin and stretchy to thick and somewhat rigid; or it may also be completely absent. When asked whether he believed that by restoring a woman's hymen he was restoring her virginity, Stubbs said:
For these reasons, the state of the hymen is not a reliable indicator of virginity  although it continues to be considered so in certain cultures, and virginity testing may be done.
Bicycles, Horses, and Hymens
You'll get braver in time. And best of all, says Stubbs, he can fool the family on the wedding night, when the bride will, as required, bleed. These students said they'd heard about hymen restoration for women, but don't really approve of it. Technically, it's the hymen, a thin membrane that partially covers the opening of the vagina. Introducing Origins Chapter 5: In some places in Iraq, the test is visual.