Basically, everything you were ever taught about your virginity was wrong.
A lot of us were taught as kids that the hymen is a thin layer of skin mostly covering the vaginal opening that “pops” or “breaks” when it’s first penetrated.
Like some kind of vaginal freshness seal.
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And that the tearing of your hymen is what caused a lot of women to bleed the first time they had sex, right?
(Spoiler: This is actually wrong.)
And that if you didn’t bleed during sex it was probably because you accidentally “popped” your hymen horse-riding.
Why was it always horse-riding?
Well, it turns out most of that is pretty wrong.