Am I Still a Virgin If I Use a Tampon?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.virginity, virgins, virgina, virginia, virgen, virjin, period, menstruation, feminine products, tampons, hymen, hymun, himun, sex, sexual intercourse, broken hymen, bleeding, losing virginity03/22/200010/04/201910/04/2019Amy W. Anzilotti, MD10/01/20194fe89023-6545-4717-90c9-fb38ab01eb0dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/virgin.html/<p><em>Am I still a virgin if I use a tampon?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Shauna*</em></p> <p>Yes, as long as you haven't had sex, you are still a virgin. A <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/virginity.html/">virgin</a> is someone who has never had sex. If you use a tampon, but have never had sex, you are still a virgin.</p> <p>So why do people ask this question? Girls who are virgins usually have a hymen, a very thin piece of skin-like tissue that partly covers the opening of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/female-repro.html/">vagina</a>. The first time a girl has sex, the hymen stretches and may tear and bleed a little. That is why people say the hymen is "broken."</p> <p>Putting in a tampon can stretch a girl's hymen and even tear it, but this isn't common. Even if does happen, she is still a virgin until she has had sex.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>¿Seguiré siendo virgen si uso un tampón?¿Seguiré siendo virgen si uso un tampón? Sí, siempre que no hayas mantenido relaciones sexuales con penetración, seguirás siendo virgen. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/virgin-esp.html/88e9156c-c786-41d4-81f3-25272ad54b2f
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