Recently, the topic turned up in the international headlines, when a French appeals court in the northern city of Douai ruled that virginity could. The concept of female "virginity" has a complicated history, having often been ( incorrectly) linked to whether or not a woman's hymen was intact.
There is a lot of incorrect information about virginity and hymens – we hope to set the story straight with the facts. The answer to this question depends on how you define “virginity.” There's no medical definition of “virginity.” You may decide you're a virgin.
Some girls worry that if they use tampons, they will no longer be virgins. But even if a tampon does stretch a girl's hymen, she is still a virgin until she has had . The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. . The hymen is often referred to as the "cherry". A common idiom for a female having lost their virginity is to have "popped their cherry".