How To Take Out A Tampon Hi BeingGirl Experts, What if you get a tampon stuck in your private area and then it hurts, really, extremely hurts to get it out. Like I was crying it hurt sooo bad! Help, Brooklyn --- Dear Brooklyn, When used correctly tampons should not be this painful to remove, nor can tampons get stuck or get lost. First, let me explain why a tampon can’t get stuck or lost. At the top of your vagina is your cervix, the opening to your uterus. This is normally closed, unless you are pregnant and in labor. There is no other opening to the rest of your body so a tampon has no place to go. Also the vaginal opening stretches so the tampon can't get stuck. Okay, now let’s think about why it difficult and painful to remove. Were you trying to insert a tampon when you did not have your period? Did you try to remove it too soon? Was it too dry? The following tampon use tips should help you in the future. A tampon needs to be saturated in order to slide out easily. If you are having problems removing your tampon, make sure you use the lowest absorbency tampon for your flow. Leave it in from 4–8 hours, and make sure you pull the tampon out at the same angle that you used to insert it. Also, if you pull on the string, and the tampon doesn't start to come out, you may need to leave it in a little longer, but not longer than 8 hours. Hope this is helpful, Your BeingGirl Experts Wondering how to take out a tampon? Get answers from the experts at BeingGirl.com.