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FAQ: Accessing Birth Control Confidentially

Thank you for writing in to SexInfoOnline! In general, parental permission is not necessarily needed for prescription methods of birth control like the contraceptive pill; however, there may be certain locations where, for one reason or another, a health care provider will require parental permission.

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If My Hymen Is Broken, But Not From Sex, Am I Still a Virgin?

Can My Hymen Break From Activities Other Than Sex?

      Using a tampon or fingering yourself usually does not tear the hymen, but it may stretch the initial and naturally existing hole(s).  Some women have one small opening in their hymen, while others may have a few smaller holes that could tear slightly and cause bleeding if a tampon or finger is inserted. Fingering yourself or having your partner finger you could stretch the hymen or break it. If the hymen were already gone because of physical activity, the bleeding and pain would be minimal.

FAQ: Headaches During Sex or Masturbation

Head pains leading up to and during orgasm are often caused by a phenomenon known as “Benign Sexual Headaches.” They can be quite painful, but luckily there are many known treatments for this condition.


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