By Leanne Barbarito
Myth or Fact; You can't use tampons before you lose your virginity, or you will no longer be a virgin.
- MYTH: You can definitely use tampons if you are a virgin. Tampons can tear your hymen sometimes, but so can other activities like riding horses. Tampons will NOT "take your virginity" and they are perfectly safe for virgins.
- MYTH: Period blood is actually clean, just like the blood running throughout the rest of your body. It's just your uterine lining shedding.
Myth or Fact; Your period gets worse in the winter
- FACT: Blood circulation is worse in the winter, causing blood vessels to be constricted. This can lead to more pain due to the reduction in period blood flow.
- MYTH: There is no evidence to support this, so I think you're fine unless you're swimming in deadly shark infested waters. I don't think anyone would intentionally want to do that anyway regardless of your period.