I was thinking about trying tampons and wanted to know —does it hurt everyone the first time? I haven't tried putting a tampon in yet because I was too afraid of what everyone was telling me. Can you give me some advice? --- It can be uncomfortable to learn any new technique, and tampon insertion is a new technique for you. It may or may not be painful, but a totally inserted tampon is not felt; and therefore, is very comfortable. After a few times, the insertion becomes automatic, and you really don't feel anything. Tampon insertion should be tried when you have your period. http://www.beinggirl.com/article/how-to-use-a-tampon will help with insertion. Try Tampax Pearls regulars. We hear from girls who tell us these are the easiest to insert! Read the instructions carefully, and look at the diagram pictures. Notice the way the vagina slants toward the back of the body, so you need to use a slight angle. Also notice that the tampon is positioned all the way inside the vagina —past the muscle at the entrance. You may need to use a little twisting motion. Remember to RELAX and take your time. It may take a little practice. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy! You should be using the lowest absorbency tampon for your flow. If you find your tampon fully saturated before 4 hours, you should be using the next absorbent size. If you remove the tampon at 8 hours and still see white fiber on the tampon, your tampon is too absorbent...drop down one absorbency for the next time. Good luck, Your BeingGirl Experts
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