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Can you lose your virginity to a tampon?

Can you lose your virginity to a tampon?

Do you lose your virginity if a tampon breaks your hymen?



Many girls worry that wearing a tampon will make them lose their virginity or that inserting a tampon will break your hymen.

Some cultures may refer to the hymen as the “virginal tissue”. These cultures hold the view that virgin girls will still have their hymen in tact and non-virgins will not. But there are many activities that can tear your hymen so a torn hymen doesn’t mean you’ve lost your virginity.

Fact is - you can only lose your virginity if you have sex!

This means when your partner's penis enters your vagina - that is when you lose your virginity. You cannot lose your virginity to a tampon. Girls that have used tampons but have not had sex are still virgins.

But will a tampon break your hymen?

It could but it's unlikely!

The hymen is a stretchy tissue that surrounds or partially covers the vaginal opening.

When you insert a tampon for the first time, there are 3 scenarios that can happen:

  • Most likely the tampon will pass through without breaking your hymen
  • Another likely scenario is your hymen will stretch to allow the tampon to pass through
  • Unlikely scenario: Your hymen covers more of your vaginal opening and tears when you insert a tampon

When the hymen tears, some girls may notice a slight pain and some girls may not feel anything at all.

The hymen has no real purpose and your vagina works completely fine whether the hymen is torn or in-tact.

Even if your hymen tears - you are still a virgin.

There are actually many normal every day activities that can tear your hymen including gymnastics, bike riding, horse back riding, exercise, and self-exploration. For some girls, the hymen is very stretchy and can even remain in tact after the first instance of intercourse.

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