Hymen = Virgin Membrane
Development of the Hymen
Popping your cherry before you marry? Against common sense.
Popping your cherry before it is fully developed at 20? Against the natural law.
The development of the hymen between puberty (at 12) and adulthood (at 20) illustrated by the ripening of cherry. Cherries picked before they are fully mature will not ripen off the tree. Fine art photography by Zbigniew Halat
About cherries: When the cherry stem pulls easily from the tree the fruit is plump and juicy. With sweet cherries, you can do a taste test to know when they're ready to pick (sweet = ready!). Slightly unripe cherries will ripen after they've been picked but very unripe cherries don't ripen well off the tree. here
About hymens: the tree = the sound family safeguarding undisturbed sexual development of children; taste test = assessment of mental development which allows a young adult lady to make an informed choice; sweet = ready to marry at the marriageable age at 20 and more. Fine art photography by Zbigniew Halat
There is a large time gap between puberty and maturity. All of us are born as virgins, but normal people do not dispute over virginity of newborns. The same normal people cast doubts on the value of virginity of immature teenagers who have not reached this stage of physical and mental development that allows them to make an informed choice. Immature young people are privileged by laws protecting their undisturbed development and should be aware of their privileges. dr Halat, noxologistThe reproductive tissues (testes, ovaries, prostate, uterus) reach adult weight at age twenty.
Source of data: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development
edited by SJ Ulijaszek, FE Johnston, MA Preece, J Tanner, First published 1998