In my opinion, tampon use will not affect your virginity. This myth has been around longer than either one of us. Your hymen is a thin membrane of tissue that covers the inside opening of your vagina. This myth is from the belief that, once the hymen is broken, a girl is no longer a virgin. I do not believe this is true. The hymen can be broken by everyday activities such as riding a bike, and yes, tampon use. Neither of which have anything to do with sex, intercourse or virginity. When it comes to your monthly cycle, choose an option you are comfortable with, whether pad, liner or tampon. Feel free to use tampons, read the package insert, and look at the pictures. Family, friends and your healthcare provider are great resources.