In other words, for many women in history, proving to be a virgin through blood could literally save their lives. Because this tissue wears away over time, the younger a woman or girl is when she has intercourse the more likely it is that there's more of the corona to wear away, and the more likely it is there will be some bleeding. There's nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to bleeding, just like there's nothing for a guy to be ashamed of when it comes to his body fluids, but you do always want to do what you can to avoid injury with sex, just like we want to avoid injury with anything else. If it does happen, you just clean it up, and then use a menstrual pad if you need to. And if that surprises you, please understand that the idea no one will ever forget every detail of their first time simply doesn't hold up to reality: Consider that in our modern day, for as much as you hear adults talking about how young people having sex in their teens and twenties are, many women in history, and in some places still, had first intercourse and marriage at even younger ages than now.
Because of that, and because historically, first sex for women was not with someone they were in love with or attracted to, we can also know that for some women who had bleeding at first intercourse through history, that was because they were not aroused, were scared, and often sex was everything from only out of obligation to barely consensual to completely nonconsensual and by force.
One Bloody Mess: Myths & Realities of Bleeding with First Intercourse
That's unsurprising since bleeding from one specific act of intercourse rather than it happening with frequency often doesn't have any real medical relevance, and healthcare providers and sex educators -- if we've done our homework -- also pretty much have the answers we need already. To understand why people think the way they do about this, it's helpful to consider history. So, some of the idea was that so long as you had sex with a virgin, proven by bleeding or pain with intercourse, you, as a male, could be absolutely certain that any children that were born were yours. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. My culture insists on virginity: For those who do, how much is something else that varies, largely because what causes the bleeding varies.