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Kisses Me Pink
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I've read on here that there is no "cherry". I always supposed there was something there and that was simply slang for...something. The first time I had sex with my boyfriend, I was fully aroused, I know that much. We used a condom and lube, however it felt like something had popped in the inside of my vagina, somewhere near the top. After that I bled for about maybe 10 mins.

Would this have been my hymen? Or what? I always assumed it to be my "cherry", but if that's not even existant, what was it? I'm a little confused by this whole ordeal.

Not that it really matters much, that was close to 6 months ago and we've been having sex since with no problems. I'm just curious.

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Nope, no such thing as a cherry. It is, in general, a slang term for the hymen.

However, most young women will find that their hymens aren't intact by the time they start having intercourse. They have been worn away by time, physical activity, tampon use, etc.

Bleeding during the first intercourse is pretty normal. It is impossible to know what it could have been, but I don't think it was too big a deal.

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