The Truth About Tampons, Hymens, and Teenage Girls
When it comes to teens and the use of tampons, there are many questions and misconceptions. Both parents and teens often wonder whether tampons will have an impact on virginity. In general, a teenage girl can use a tampon before she loses her virginity by having sexual intercourse (penis in vagina). Also, using a tampon does not necessarily mean that she is no longer a virgin.
You will want to discuss this with your teen so she understands exactly what is happening with her body. She may hear kids at school discuss this with terms like “pop her cherry” or other crude phrases that can cause worry and embarrassment.
It is also good to talk about what it means to be a virgin and the values your family has when it comes to sex.