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Are you still a virgin if you use a tampon?
December 18, 2014 5:58PM
Yes, you are still a virgin up until you have sex.
Virginity is just a word we use to describe someone who has not yet had sex, virginity has no value but is often used as a means of controlling female sexuality by suggesting otherwise. You remain a virgin up until the time you have sex; how you define sex is up to you, and it does not just mean sex with someone of the opposite sex or vaginal penetration.
As virginity is not a physical state a tampon cannot change the fact you're a virgin, a tampon is not another person and using a tampon is not having sex! A tampon can tear the hymen, which is tissue that surrounds the vaginal opening and once-upon-a-time people wrongly believed that the hymen tore when you first had sex (it can, but it can also tear long before you have sex or remain in tact long after you start having sex), but this is fairly uncommon as the hymen doesn't cover much of the vaginal opening and is flexible so will typically allow the tampon through easily.
January 19, 2008 9:21AM
yes. losing your virginity has only to do with real sexual contact. There are different definitions about the virginity. Scirntifically, virgin is an animal that have not been in the intercoursure with an opposite sex. In various societies virginity is judged by that vaginal tissue which covers the way. That tissue can be repaired in a surgery. But the virginity cannot be regained. It is more a conceptual thing. Even if you do not intercousure, there are many other ways this tissue can be damaged. What ever precaution you use, there is a heigh possibilty that this can be damaged. If you live in a society where virginity is heighly valued, you have to think again. But if you go in to intercousure with someone not married to you, always takes the precaution to be safe from The Deseases. Precaution is better than the cure, specially when there is no cure. Have Fun! But know the consequences...