Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
Does your cherry grow back if you dont have sex for 7 years.
No. This is not true. The hymen (cherry) cannot grow back once it’s been stretched open.
The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the opening of the vagina. The hymen can be stretched open the first time a girl has vaginal intercourse.
There are many ways that a woman can stretch her hymen, including vaginal intercourse, using tampons, insertive masturbation, riding a bicycle, or doing gymnastics.
Virginity means never having had sex. People may define “sex” differently. Most people agree that women and men lose their virginity the first time they have penile-vaginal intercourse. Many people also believe that people who have sex with someone of the same sex can lose their virginity through oral or anal intercourse.
But regardless, there is no way to “regain” virginity — being someone who never had sexual intercourse — no matter how long anyone goes without having sexual intercourse.