Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I think you’d be interested to know we did try to have sex again the evening of my posting, and this time he pushed a little harder and I literally felt my hymen tearing while he was doing that. We had sex a couple of times in the mean while and the pain is gone now. So this seems to confirm some hymens can be a little tougher to break. I my case dilators weren’t necessary. Perhaps this information can be useful for your readers.