I too was induced. My water broke on the Tuesday at 10:30am, at 1:30pm I arrived at the hospital and they said I was staying in. If contractions weren't well under way the next morning they said I would be induced at 11am. At 3am I noticed my niggly sore back was actually contractions, they were five mintues apart and were not actually painful.
So, at 11am in went the needle, they kept upping the fluid and by 11:45am wow, the contractions were 2 1/2 minutes apart. At 2pm I requested gas, at 4:39pm my baby was born.
I didn't tear, I was cut. The ob did a fantastic job stitching, it healed within approx 4 weeks and I it feels normal now when we have sex.
So, I am all for induction......