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Hymen 101: The Cherry Poppin' Truth

Attention! The hymen isn’t what you think it is

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Attention! The hymen isn’t what you think it is. Or at least it’s not what I thought it was, for most of my life. In fact, it was only a year or so ago that I learned exactly how the “cherry”—as it’s commonly knownworks.

You may have heard that hymens are an inaccurate indicator of sexual activity, since the membrane doesn’t really cover the vagina and can be worn away by physical activity that has nothing to do with sex. But did you also know that some hymens are particularly resilient and can withstand lots of penetration and still bounce back to near mint-condition?

For more hymen realness, check out this video by one of my favourite sex educators, Laci Green!

Looking for more lowdown on the human body? Check out some body love lessons kids have taught me. And here's some more YouTube goodness, courtesy of Marnie Goldenberg.