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How Do You Use A Tampon?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Can tampons hurt or damage your insides? How do you use a tampon? I am trying to start using tampons because my mom uses them, and I will be able to ask her for some if I run out of pads! So I try to practice by pushing a tampon in my vagina a little farther every day and leave it in for a houris this okay?

Annie

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Dear Annie,

We do not recommend practicing tampon insertion when you are not menstruating. So wait to practice until the next time you get your period. Importantly, use the lowest absorbency necessary for your flow and changing the tampon every 4–8 hours. Check out http://www.beinggirl.com/article/how-to-use-a-tampon for the insertion details. No doubt you will be successful at this like millions of other women and teens!

Good luck,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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