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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I was just wondering if I could swim when I have my period with a pad? Do tampons hurt?

 

Dara

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Dear Dara,

The bottom line is you cannot swim with a pad. It is absolutely necessary to use a tampon when swimming. Your flow may stop in the water temporarily due to pressure. But definitely don't count on this to go swimming without wearing a tampon because pressure may change if you laugh, cough, sneeze or move around at all, allowing your menstrual flow to come out into the water. It is only sanitary for you to swim with others when you have your period and use a tampon.

 

Correctly-inserted tampons are not felt. It can be uncomfortable to learn any new technique, and tampon insertion is a new technique for you. After a few times, the insertion becomes automatic and you really don't feel anything. Tampon insertion should be tried only when you have your period.

 

http://www.beinggirl.com/article/how-to-use-a-tampon will help with insertion.

 

Enjoy your swim!

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Cami Johnson
Cami Johnson
Posted April 21, 2014
I tried swimming with a pad early on (a few weeks after my first period) and it was a baaaad experience. The pad didn't catch anything, and it soaked up all of the pool water. It also stuck out of my suit. DO NOT TRY. I was so glad to learn how to use a tampon.
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Posted July 03, 2013
My grandmother said she did when she was younger.... ? contradictions...
XxHoloxX
XxHoloxX
Posted July 29, 2012
i've thought of wearing a pad in the pool but things got ugly........
Tay Tyler
Tay Tyler
Posted June 15, 2012
sry but its funny to me when it said it is only sanitary if you swim with others when you have your period >.< btw you can never EVER swim in a pad dont even think about it! unless you want everyone to know your on your period... youll know what i mean when you go swimming with it anyways xoxo
Tay Tyler
Tay Tyler
Posted June 15, 2012
sry but it was funny to me when it said it is only sanitary for you to swim with others when you have your period and use tampons. i made a mistake in my last comment xoxo
RiceBunny99
RiceBunny99
Posted February 17, 2013
i think that a bad idea to swim with pad cause it very dirty.
GenieLeigh97
GenieLeigh97
Posted January 31, 2012
You are right about tampons - when they are in the right way you do not feel it.
msmnrc
msmnrc
Posted November 18, 2011
Nerds1221 Wear a high rise panty to hold up a long pantiliner.
msmnrc
msmnrc
Posted November 18, 2011
queen supreme You must swim with a pad, wearing a high rise panty.
msmnrc
msmnrc
Posted November 18, 2011
gollymissmolly1 Just wear a high rise panty, to hold up a pad.
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