Can I Use a Tampon If I'm a Virgin?enteens out what the experts have to say.tampons, using tampons, tampons and sex, can i use a tampon if i haven't had sex?, virgin, virginity, intercourse, sex, having sex, abstinence, cherry, plugs, hymen, expert answers, menstruation, menstration, menstrating, menstruating, using tampons, tampax08/27/200708/27/201808/27/2018Mary L. Gavin, MD08/22/20185624691b-6c49-43ff-88d8-db57a5da406a<p><em>I'm a virgin and I want to use a tampon but I heard that tampons are for girls/women who've had sex. Is that true or can I use a tampon?<br /> – Isobel*</em></p> <p>Any girl who has her period can use a tampon. Tampons work just as well for girls who are virgins as they do for girls who have had sex. And even though using a tampon can occasionally cause a girl's hymen to stretch or tear, it does not cause a girl to lose her virginity. (Only having sex can do that.)</p> <p>Whether a girl decides to use a tampon or a pad is completely up to her. Lots of girls who are active — and girls who enjoy going to the pool or beach — want to use tampons so they don't miss out.</p> <p>It may take some practice putting in a tampon for the first time. Some girls find that using a slender-size, applicator-style tampon (especially one with a rounded top) makes it easier at first. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the box. It also helps to try a tampon for the first time on a day when your period flow is heavy. That way the tampon should slip in easier. Talk to your health care provider if you are having trouble inserting a tampon.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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