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Added August 01, 2013

What Everyone Ought To Know About Tampax Tampons

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Tampons were invented in the least that's when they started to be manufactured commercially and sold worldwide. (Tampax® Tampon was the first commercially successful tampon in 1936!) But thousands of years ago, women in ancient Japan wore tampons made of paper, and women in Indonesia created tampons of vegetable fiber. That's because even then, deep down we knew there had to be an alternative to squatting in the fields or using rags.


The truth is we have our period for one seventh of our active livesthat's five full years if strung along day by day. Whether you spend those days trickling, gushing, or staining, it makes sense that there are occasions when Tampax tampons are just right. For those of you who are hesitant to incorporate tampons as an alternative in your monthly routine, here are a dozen reasons why you should reconsider!


Twelve reasons why using Tampax Tampon is a great idea:

  • When it is the right absorbency and properly inserted (like a battery into a flashlight), you hardly know you are wearing it. What's better than forgetting you have your period altogether? (But don't forget to change the tampon between 48 hours of use!)
  • Because they stay within the body, they are less likely to cause an odor. Odor occurs when blood has the opportunity to hit the air.
  • They cannot be seen through tight clothing, like this season's leggings or any season's jeans.
  • You can swim and run and participate in other sports comfortably while wearing a tampon, hiding completely the fact that you have your period.
  • There is no chafing of the inner thighs with tampons.
  • You can use a tampon at night if you sleep less than 8 hours; otherwise, you'll either have to wear a pad or set an alarm to wake up and change your tampon! Since tampons are inside your body, you don't have to worry about what position you sleep in, compared to a pad.
  • Tampax Tampon Original cardboard applicators are flushable and biodegradeable.
  • You can simply flush or throw all Tampax Tampon away. Frequent flushing of tampons is not recommended for septic systems.
  • Tampons can be carried around in the tiniest pocket or purse. (Try Tampax Compak.)
  • The fact that tampons are so small, it makes them a cinch to pack and take a week's worth on a trip.
  • Because of the specificity of the labeling for absorbencies of tampons, it's possible to get exactly the absorbency you need at different times of your cycle. 
  • The summer...short shorts...white pants...the beach...'nuff said.

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Posted June 30, 2014
To kate321! The key to inserting and removing tampons is to "relax." Don't be tense. Think "Happy Thoughts." Don't let anyone rush you even if there's a waiting line for the stalls. A tampon can be worn from 4 to 8 hours unless your flow is heavy or you start to smell an odor. Use the right absorbency for each day of your period (lite, slender, regular or super). Sometimes it helps to rotate between tampons and pads. A tip my Mom told me about removing tampons is " Gently tug on the string. If the tampon resists, let it in. If the tampon is loose, then it's time to remove it." Do not wear tampons when you are not on your period. If you have any more questions, just ask.
Posted June 23, 2014
When I use a tampon it always hurts when i take it out. Some of the time I can feel it inside and it hurts a tad and feels like it's more to one side. I don't know what to do and I am using slender and lite ones.Can someone please give me an answer to this or what i might be doing wrong
Posted March 29, 2014
I have used Tampax Pearl tampons from the begin. They are the best. Their new Tampax Radiant is even better because of the applicator. Tampax Radiant also comes in a compact size too!!
Posted January 27, 2014
To lotusgirl13! Start wearing tampons when you feel comfortable doing so. The key to inserting and removing tampons is to "relax." Don't let anyone rush you, even if there's a waiting line for the stalls. Tampons are a must for most sporting activities, especially swimming. However, I do prefer pads. When I'm done with my sporting activity, I go into a stall and change back to wearing a pad. Practice at home first. Tampons can be worn 4 to 8 hours unless your flow is heavy or you start to smell an odor. Pads can be worn 2 to 4 hours unless your flow is heavy or you start to smell an odor. Tampons come in different absorbencies (lite, regular, heavy) for each day of your period.
Posted May 15, 2014
I've had my period for about 6 years or so now and I still can't use a tampon- just thinking about using one gives me the shivers. Whenever I use it I get sharp pains and I can feel it the whole time. I thought I was putting it in wrong but I've used mirrors and different angles and safe Vaseline and everything but whenever I put it in it is uncomfortable and taking it out hurts so bad. Taking it out gives me the worst pains. I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm hoping later in life that I can use them because pads are gross and I do not like them but they're my only other option.
Posted January 16, 2014
I sooo scared to use tampons!!!! I feel like they will hurt so much!!!
Posted July 03, 2013
This is very informative!
Posted December 01, 2013
I've been using Tampax since I started using tampons. I love everything about them, especially the Compak ones.
Posted April 02, 2012
I have tried many brands of tampons, but Tampax is by far the best of all the tampons out on the market. Leak-free protection, these great little things glide easily in, without worry. I love them!
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