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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris took a lot of heat for his old fashioned comments about his teenage daughter's virginity. The doting dad sparked a frenzy on social media when he revealed he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah, to a gynecologist to make sure her hymen is intact.

The 39-year-old rap mogul described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

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T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

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T.I. made the comments during a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast hosted by Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham. The hosts made light of T.I.'s comments, which they later apologized for.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday Mandi and Moham apologized for their "knee jerk" reaction to the "uncomfortable topic" of virginity.

"To everyone confused, angry and hurt by the recent episode of Ladies Like Us, we want to start off by saying that we sincerely apologize for our knee jerk reaction," they wrote. "We were completely caught off guard/shocked and looking back, we should have reacted much differently in the moment. The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic. We support and love Women and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish. There was absolutely no ill intent towards any party involved & feel deeply awful about the entire incident."
 

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Tip "T.I." Harris made headlines around the globe when he revealed he accompanies his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to a gynecologist to make sure she is still a virgin.

During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he takes her to the gynecologist to make sure she is still a virgin.

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The 39-year-old rap mogul described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

The online reactions to the rap mogul's old fashioned parenting ranged from confusion to outrage. Many wondered why the father of seven still accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is intact.

Planned Parenthood weighed in on the controversy by schooling the rapper about the anatomy and physiology of a biological female's hymen.

"[I don't know] who needs to hear this but virginity is a made-up social construct, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your hymen," Planned Parenthood tweeted on Wednesday.

The @PPFA Twitter account explained:

"A virgin is someone who's never had sex. But 'sex' means different things to different people, so 'virginity' does too. Many don't care what it means or think it matters. Whatever you believe, the fact is you can't tell if someone's had sex by checking their hymen...

"The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that's located at the opening of your vagina. Like other parts of our bodies, hymens are a little different for everyone...

"Many people think the hymen totally covers the opening of your vagina until it's stretched open, but that's not usually the case. Most hymens naturally have a hole big enough for period blood to come out and for you to use tampons comfortably...

"Some people just naturally have hymens that are more open. And many other activities besides sex can stretch your hymen — like riding a bike, doing sports, or putting something in your vagina (like a tampon or finger). Once your hymen is stretched open, it can’t grow back...

"Some people think you can tell if someone’s had sex before if their hymen is stretched open. But that’s not the case.

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YOU ... CAN'T ... TELL ... IF ... SOMEONE'S ... HAD ... SEX ... BY ... THE ... WAY ... THEIR ... HYMEN ... LOOKS ... OR ... FEELS".

Planned Parenthood's tweets were informative, but those of us who are in the health field beg to differ.

Doctors, nurses and medical examiners usually can tell if a woman has had sex or has been raped just by examining her vagina and inner labia folds - the two flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening.

There is a distinct difference between a hymen that is perforated by a finger or a Tampon and a hymen that was torn by sexual intercourse or by brute force such as in a rape.

Most hymens naturally have a small hole in the center. If the opening is stretched by a finger or a Tampon, jagged remnants of the hymen will still be visible.

The hymen’s edges may not be visible after sexual intercourse or rape, but there are still physical signs such as redness or injury to the inner labia folds that confirm sexual activity.

So, in a way, T.I. is correct.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris says he goes with his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is still intact.

The 39-year-old rapper is a doting father to his children, including daughters Heiress, 3, and 18-year-old Deyjah Harris, who is increasingly popular on Instagram.

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During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he happily confirmed she is still a virgin.

"Not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said in all seriousness. "Yes I go with her. I go with her. So let me tell you, this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday… and this is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate, usually like the day after the party, she's enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door 'Gyno tomorrow 9:30,'" he added.

The rapper described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

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"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

"So I say look Doc, she don't ride no horses, she don't ride no bike, she don't play no sports man. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously! But I will say as of her 18th birthday her hymen is still intact."

Even though he confirmed his daughter is intact, the promiscuous rap mogul says virgins are overrated.

"No fun. Who wants a virgin? Like, really. All that work?"