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How to Use a Tampon

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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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i_dont_wanna_screen_name
i_dont_wanna_screen_name
Posted July 10, 2012
Well i just started my period and i really wanna use one idk y tho but anyway im kinda nervous to ask my mom does anyone have advise ? O and y cant u keep a tampon in fr mor that 8 hours ? And since i just started my period does anyone think i should try and use a tampon or should i wait ? And wat kind of tampons should i fet fr the first time? Haha i have lots of questions IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVISE PLZ HELP ME!!
I<3soccer9
I<3soccer9
Posted July 04, 2012
@cbieber25 As long as you insert it properly, I shouldn't hurt. I would reccomend using a mirror to see with, and tampax pearl lites. Don't be scared! Good luck:)
I<3you
I<3you
Posted June 23, 2012
How do i tell my mom that i want to start using tampons
HelloKitty-Lolz
HelloKitty-Lolz
Posted June 23, 2012
everytime i see some kind of pic w/ somtin 2 do w/ur period i get extremely grossed out
cbieber25
cbieber25
Posted June 30, 2012
i think my mom will start letting me use tampons because we have a pool and I dont want to sit there watching everyone, so I'm kinda scared for my next period because I'll start using tampons. like do they hurt to put in for the first time? PLEASE HELP!
Jayjayluvsyou
Jayjayluvsyou
Posted June 23, 2012
Peacelovefriends, Are you using, Tampax Pearl lites or regular? Also Tampax Radiant regular is A good tampon to. I Use the Heavy Tampax Radiant and they seem to go in alittle easier that the pearl. Okay heres the tips for easy insertion. First Relax. Deep breaths! When you are relaxed get the tampon ready. Maybe take on last deep breath then spend you legs apart. You can stand up or sit down. find your vagina hole, then put the tampon in if you start to freak out. stop dont take it out. Relax take deep breaths. Make sure ur fiingers are touching the outer skin of you vagina push on the skinny tube up then once it is pushed up all the way pull the tibe out. and there you go. Hope i helped(:
SomeKind
SomeKind
Posted June 18, 2012
I finally did it! i got my first tampon in :) i was so proud of myself. it took me so long to get it in because it kept hurting, but it really does help to relax and i was listening to music so i finally got it in!!
maemae2017
maemae2017
Posted June 22, 2012
i didnt know you had to insert the applicator in your body..i know it sounds stupid, but thanks :)
peacelovefriends
peacelovefriends
Posted June 21, 2012
I tried putting a tampon in but it didn't work. My mom has never used them and I'm an only girl in my family, so I don't have anyone to help me!! BG is basically my only hope! Any help I could get i would rly preciate!
lilbit317
lilbit317
Posted June 21, 2012
I know where the hole is, but it just won't go in!!
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