How do I know when my cherry has popped, or if I even have a cherry?
orison87 is way off on this one.
It appears that many if not most people are under the impression that the hymen is located within the vagina. It is part of the vulva, external genital organs. It is located outside the vagina. The hymen is a layer of tissue that partially conceals the vaginal orifice of some girls and women. The hymen is also referred to as a girl's "cherry" or maidenhead.
During the early stages of fetal development there is no opening into the vagina. The layer of tissue that conceals the vagina at this time usually divides incompletely prior to birth. The size and shape of this opening or openings varies greatly from one girl to the next. There are girls who do not have a hymen at birth, as the tissue divides completely while they are still in the womb.
The presence or absence of a hymen in no way indicates a girl's virginal state. No one can determine by physical examination alone whether a woman or teen has engaged in vaginal intercourse. Only about 50% of teens and women experience bleeding the first time they have intercourse, so blood stained bed sheets are not a reliable indicator of prior virginity. The hymen of some women tear on more than one occasion. There are even hymen that are elastic enough to permit a penis to enter without tearing, or tear only partially. This is usually true only if the dilation first occurs very gradually with fingers or other objects over an extended period of time. Virginity is a spiritual attribute, not a physical one.
The hymen does not magically disappear when something is inserted into the vagina, it will only stretch or tear sufficiently to permit entry of whatever is being inserted. If for example, a teen inserts two fingers into her vagina while masturbating, her hymen may still tear when she has vaginal intercourse for the first time, since the average penis is larger than her two fingers. A woman who has had vaginal intercourse may still have hymeneal tissue present; this remaining tissue can be the cause of pain during intercourse. If a woman's current partner has a larger penis than her prior partners, or a couple tries a new technique or position during intercourse, her hymen may tear again, or for the first time. When doctors examine pre-adolescent and adolescent girls for evidence of sexual abuse, they look for injuries to the hymen; the hymen may still be intact except for a single tear. Remnants of the hymen are usually present until a woman delivers a baby vaginally.
By having your "cherry popped" it is just a figure of speech that you've lost your virginty or however you want to interpert it. And your Hymen is a "piece" of skin located at the opening of the vagina and doesn't necessarily "rip" for all women it could have been stretched before you even lose your virginity, example during physical activity like riding a horse or playing soccer it doesn't necessarily "pop" during sexual intercorse.
Every girl has a cherry, its called a hymen and its a small piece of tissue that protects the vagina. Where exactly it is I'm not sure. Usually when you "pop your cherry" it will feel like a sharp pinch and is generally is accompanied by spotting (which is a light spot of blood) or a slightly heavier bleeding (its nothing to worry about, it goes away). Tampons will not tear your hymen, only sexual intercourse. I hope this helps.
I had sex for the first time and I had a pain in my vaginal area when we started to do it and later on a small drop of blood came out, but when we tried to again about a few days later it still hurts even though he goes in, does that mean that my "cherry" is still intact? What should I do so it doesn't hurt as bad when we decide to do it again?
I had sex before...but recently my cherry popped. or at least I think it did. so does that mean before when I was having sex that I still was a virgin until recently after my cherry popped?
Can any1 help?! Im 16 and i've had sex, my b/f's penis went in but it didn't hurt and i didn't bleed, does this mean my cherry's popped?
I suppose you could look at it that way.