The hymen is not stretched across the vagina waiting to be battered down by invading penises like the door of a viking stronghold. It’s often fringed rather than complete, with many small tears or holes. It can happen, but if a woman is relaxed during intercourse and has good lubrication and she or her partner has tried to stretch the hymen with fingers, then it likely won’t break. A minor surgery is done to remove the excess tissue, and usually a vaginal dilator is used for a period afterward to make sure the opening doesn’t close back up.
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Also, the hymen breakage during the first intercourse would highly depend on the nature of it, and if it has worn out due to other factors. A recent grad of northwestern university where she studied magazine journalism and creative writing, anna borges is the lgbtq+ section editor for her campus. But what no one really talks about is how it can.