Can tampons break the hymen?

Yes. The hymen may or may not have an opening large enough to permit insertion of a tampon.Since it will increase in diameter as it takes in menstrual blood, it will be larger when removed and could end up tearing a hymen it otherwise didn't bother.Some young women have no hymen or a large one that would not be bothered by it's use.

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Can a tampon break the hymen?

Yes. The hymen may be very fragile or very strong. A thin, fragile hymenal membrane will require very little pressure to cause perforation. For many women the hymen becomes perforated as a result of their normal physical activity. Read more...