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Added August 01, 2013

Feminine Hygiene

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Like most girls, you want to stay clean and healthy and follow the rules of proper feminine hygiene. But even when you're taking care of yourself, how do you know when you're "done?" Here are some feminine hygiene timeframes for important personal care activities, or what we like to call, "The How Long's of Feminine Hygiene."


How long should you...


...leave in a tampon?

48 hours. If the tampon is saturated before 4 hours, use the next higher absorbency. If it's dry with white showing after 4 hours, use the next lower absorbency. Never leave a tampon in for more than 8 hours.


...go before changing your pad?

Change it a few times throughout the day, when it becomes saturated or uncomfortable. Overnight, change your pad before bed and when you wake up.


...brush your teeth?

2 minutes or 45 seconds per tooth.


...wash your hands?

1520 seconds or as long as it takes to say your ABCs.



9 hours a night.



30 minutes. Nap too long and you won't sleep at night.


...brush your hair?

Just long enough to get out all the tangles. (100 strokes is OK for princesses, but too long for us normal gals with non-royal hair!)


...leave in conditioner?

Wash it out right away or for wait 13 minutes for deeper conditioning.


...warm up before a workout?

510 minutes of slower or lighter exercise. down after a workout?

510 minutes of lighter exercise or stretching.


...hold a stretch?

1030 seconds, breathing into the stretch. No bouncing.


...spend in the sun?

Take breaks and reapply sunscreen every 23 hours and after swimming.


Ask the BeingGirl Experts if you have additional questions about feminine hygiene.

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Posted February 22, 2014
I use antiperesperent (dont know how to spell it! )because it smells good ,keeps the smelly sweat away ,and stops you completly from sweating
Posted July 15, 2013
HAHA what up with your usernames tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted April 16, 2013
i can only use 1 scent to mask my underarm odor and thats powder becasue it mask the scent very well for me
Posted January 08, 2013
wow!being girl helps girls to just be girl!thanks so much don't know what I would do without the experts! :) Times 1,000,000
Posted July 03, 2013
Definitely a big help! To be honest (and beware: this is a little embarrassing), I have always had a hard time with my personal hygiene for some reason. But, anyway, thanks so much Being Girl for posting these! =) It's a really big help!
Posted July 03, 2013
This helped me a lot...yays! :3
Posted August 23, 2012
Sadly, I am not able to get 8 to 9 hrs of sleep. The max I get during the week on an average day is 6 hrs, as I go to bed at 11 pm and wake up @ 5 AM. I have soo much stuff that I need to do everyday, with school, work, exercise, and babysitting my little brothers that I just don't have time! It is really awful, but I cant change anything
Posted August 20, 2012
Love this article!! Thanks beingirl!!!!!!!
Posted August 23, 2012
This helped alot i take long naps :) i have no idea what i would do without beinggirl!!! :) thanks now i know so much more with beinggirl
Posted October 09, 2012
this helps sooooooo much :D
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