Yup! There’s such a culture around popping the cherry or whatever and what people don’t realize is that the hymen stretches during sex; it’s not supposed to tear or pop. If the vagina was entirely closed by the hymen, how would virgins menstruate since menstrual blood comes out through the vaginal canal? There are a few people out there with entirely closed hymens and they actually have to get surgical correction since the hymen is only supposed to be a partial stretchy cover. Sex ed has really failed many people. Thanks for such a great post!