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Having Trouble Inserting Tampons?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Last night I tried to use a tampon for the fist time and it didn't work. Can some girls not use tampons or is something wrong with me?




Dear Hope,

Nothing is wrong with you. If you haven't done so already, read the tampon insertion instructions in (About Me, Menstruation). The information and diagrams there will help you with your insertion


If you are doing it right and still can't insert a tampon, your hymen (the thin membrane that partially covers and protects the opening to your vagina) may be too small or tight to allow the tampon in. If this is the problem, you may have to stretch the opening. You can try using a bit of water-soluble gel like K-Y jelly on the tip of the applicator. Don't worry—you won't be hurting yourself. The opening is flexible. The more you practice, the more you will stretch the hymen. If you cannot stretch it yourself, you might want to see your doctor.


Take care,

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Posted January 03, 2013
When I first started trying to put in tampons it was kind of difficult then I tried a different angle and I got it in. Ask me anything.:)
Posted July 02, 2012
Sometimes it helps to use a small mirror to see down there and help you know what you are doing and where to put the tampon in. :)
Posted January 05, 2012
samee!! but i dont exactly know where to put the tampon at in the vagina.. And angle and stuff like that! :(
Posted April 14, 2012
Putting in tampons is easy for me but I don't like to use them because Its pretty much raising the risk of T.S.S. I use pads but I use tampons only when I really need to.
Posted March 25, 2012
I put it in really far but I still feel it when it's in,
Posted January 22, 2012
when i first tried tampons i culdnt get it in the hole.then i put some lubricant jelly on the tip and it went right in
Posted June 02, 2011
I was having the same problem tonight. I can't figure out the right angle to put it in at


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