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Pop one's cherry

Posted by S. on February 05, 2003

In Reply to: Pop one's cherry posted by ESC on February 04, 2003

: : Does anyone know where this phrase comes from? I obviously know what it means but would love to know its origins!

: Well, if memory serves, women bleed when they "lose" their virginity. Blood is red. Cherries are red. Then there's the forbidden fruit element. That's all I know about that.

The "cherry" in question, I believe, refers to the hymen, which is ruptured ("popped") when a girl has sex for the first time.