Is there any issue with women using tampons before marriage? I would appreciate sourced answers discussing this either saying it's ok or not ok.
My thought is that since the use of a tampon requires inserting something through/past the hymen, the hymen could be stretched (or removed entirely, so to speak) and perhaps there as an issue with doing so before marriage. The only possible issues that I know of are:
- She may become a mukat eitz which affect the value of her kesuba
- There being no sign of the woman's virginity, which might have its own halachic implications.
(Even though the question could be boiled down to these 2 points in principle, I'm looking for a specific discussion about the use of tampons.)