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Punk R0x
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ok .i have read that the reason the first time you have sex it hurts is beacsue the hymen which partially covers the vaginal opening rips. Im getting this confused with the whole "popping the cherry thing". people who already have had sex say that there is something inside that "pops" and you can feel the penis hit it. they said that after that first time, it doesnt hurt any more. Is that the hymen? i really dont understand.
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Heather
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Whoever told you that information has a highly vivid imagination.

There is no internal anatomy which is changed or which "pops" during first intercourse.

In most women in their teens, the hymen has at least partially eroded on it's own, due to regular physical activity, tampon use, or just the passing of time.

First intercourse hurts for some women, and does not for others. For some, that pain may occur more than once.

Have a read here for more: http://www.scarleteen.com/politics/virginity.html

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