“What’s the deal with your hymen or your “cherry” popping? Can I still get pregnant if that’s never happened to me – and if he’s never ejaculated inside me?”
Pregnancy can happen if sperm from semen or pre-ejaculate gets on or into the vagina. If that happened, pregnancy is possible — even if your hymen (AKA “cherry” — the thin fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the opening to the vagina) didn’t break. Everyone’s hymen is a little different. Not everyone’s breaks the first time they have sex. Sometimes it breaks earlier from sexual activity (like fingering), or even from inserting a tampon. For some other people, their hymen was barely there to begin with.
If you had sex without a condom or other kind of birth control in the last five days, you can use emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy. If it’s been longer than that and you need to take a pregnancy test, the best thing to do is wait to see if you get your period when you’re supposed to get it. If you don’t, then it’s time to take a pregnancy test.