Learn The Trick! We suppose you could technically pop a cherry by squashing the stone fruit, but the slang expression pop the cherry means to "lose one's virginity" or "do something one has never done before. Cherries as a sexual metaphor are suggested as early as the s—though fruit in general has long been sexual, if you look to, say, the forbidden fruit in the biblical Garden of Eden. Popped your cherry.
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7 Fascinating Facts About the Hymen (a.k.a. the Cherry)
Skip navigation! Story from Sex School. Maybe you first heard about "popping the cherry" on the bus to middle school. And ever since, you've always had some vague idea that a hymen is this thing inside your vagina that polices your virginity. If you have one, you're pure.
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Covering the opening of the vagina, the hymen is a thin layer of skin that can be torn or stretched open with penetration. Found about half an inch inside the vagina, the hymen has tiny holes and a small opening in the centre that allows for menstrual flow. Sometimes the tearing of the hymen can be uncomfortable and cause bleeding. But other times, you might not even notice when it happens. Masturbation , using tampons, and even rigorous activity like horse riding, dancing, riding a bike, and other sports may stretch the hymen before vaginal sex and can cause rupture or tearing.
If there was one thing in middle school I feared more than my mom finding out I had a boyfriend, it was the different and mysterious ways I may find blood in my underwear. Starting my period seemed pretty normal and inevitable, but I kept hearing chatter about cherries popping, which sent me into a state of panic. What did this mean and how do you know if you popped your cherry anyway?