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Follow These Steps for Easy Tampon Insertion

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It might seem tricky at first, but once you learn how to insert a tampon the right way, it becomes as easy as putting on a glove. It's best to practice inserting a tampon when your menstrual period flow is moderate to heavy. And remember to relaxbeing tense makes it more difficult to insert the tampon.

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After washing your hands, open the wrapper and remove the tampon. If using a Tampax Pearl Compak tampon, gently pull out the inner tube (toward the end of the removal string) until it comes to a stop.
Either sit on the toilet with your knees wide apart or stand with one leg on the toilet. Remember to RELAX—try taking a few deep breaths if you need to.
Use one hand to hold the tampon at the bottom of the outer tube. Place the rounded tip of the tampon to your vaginal opening and point the tip toward your lower back. The removal string should be facing away from your body.
Take a few breaths and gently twist the applicator back and forth into the vagina, directing it toward your lower back. As soon as your fingers touch your body, the applicator is in the right place.
While holding the outer tube of the applicator, push the smaller tube with your pointer finger all the way into the bigger tube until it stops. As you’re doing this, tampon slides out of the applicator and into your vagina. If it’s uncomfortable, the tampon is likely inserted incorrectly or not inserted all the way in—you should remove it and start over with a new one.
With the tampon comfortably inside you (and the removal string hanging outside your body), carefully remove the applicator, place it in the tampon’s wrapper, and throw it in the trash. Then wash your hands.
Don’t forget to remove the tampon before inserting a new one. When it is time to remove it, pull the string downwards at the same angle you used to insert the tampon. You can either flush the used tampon down the toilet or wrap it in tissue paper and put it in the trash.

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SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted December 01, 2013
iheartsoccer443- Yes, if your tampon isn't in correctly or not in all the way, it can be painful. Yes, angling it correctly might help, but it might not be the right fit. You could also try lite tampons; they're smaller and easier to insert.
Destine02
Destine02
Posted July 03, 2013
My friend wanted to go to the pool with me and i said sure and when we opened the door she said "I got my period".And i'm like WHAT why are you going then!?!!? and shes like i used a tampon but i don't know if it works cause it hurts soooooo much and she was like i cant sit or laugh so we ask her mom and her mom shrugged so we didn't go.
Savena12
Savena12
Posted July 03, 2013
I have to go over to my aunt's house and stay for a few days. I am close to getting my period. I have had them for about 10 months. I used my first tampon last month. My aunt doesn't let me use tampons at her house even though she lets my cousin (her daughter). What should I do? She has a pool and I wanted to go swimming because we will be having a party for the 4th of July. I know how to use them and I would be bringing my own. So I don't see what her problem is.
KuteChappy
KuteChappy
Posted April 01, 2013
Maybe this is just me, but I didn't realize how posterior the vagina is (while using a tampon for the first time) because pictures usually show it fairly anterior in relation to the anus. >_>
Kaybug2020
Kaybug2020
Posted March 05, 2013
I started my period last summer and ive always worn pads and its been extremly uncomfortble and i hate it and now that my dance classes and track is starting again i would really like to use a tampon but ive been scared to but i read articls about the stuff i was afraid of on here and now i think im ready.. THANKS! :)
shangirl123
shangirl123
Posted April 16, 2013
@becem u got urs when u were 7??????!!!!!!!!!!!?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
iheartsoccer443
iheartsoccer443
Posted August 23, 2012
i've had my period for almost a year now and my mom bought me tampax pearl regular and i tried a tampon on my last period (07/30/12) and it hurt! then i found this site and i think i'm gonna try again on my next period i don't think i was angling it enough the first time. I love this site! it's so helpful! thnx!
becem
becem
Posted February 17, 2013
i got my period 5 years ago when i was 7! i have used pads and since my flow is EXTREMELY heavy, its quite disgusting. i really would like to try tampons because they seem really easy and would keep me more dry. this article really helped me and i am more comfortable and ready to try tampons! thanks being girl!
countryhorse5*5
countryhorse5*5
Posted February 17, 2013
i tried to put one in and i couldnt do it! it felt wierd! what are other comfortable positions?!!!
countryhorse5*5
countryhorse5*5
Posted February 17, 2013
i tried to use a tampon once and i couldnt do it!
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