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Am I Ready To Use A Tampon?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I have had my period four times, and I live on a lake. I'm not sure if I can use tampons yet. Even when I can, I'm scared I wouldn't put it in right. How do I know if I'm ready? They have been pretty regular when I have them.




Dear Leslie,

FirstRELAX! It is much harder to insert a tampon if you are tense and tighten your vaginal muscles.


The important thing to know about using tampons is that you have to use the lowest absorbency necessary for any particular day of your period. That means the tampon should be saturated within 48 hours. Get as much information as you can. Talk to your friends. Tampons should only be inserted when you have your period, which makes them easier to insert because of the lubrication from your menstrual flow.


Check this [link to OBJ003] out for the insertion details, and then go here [link to ART655] for more about TSS. Correctly-inserted tampons do not hurt. However, the first insertions are not necessarily totally comfortable because you are learning a new technique. This is a learning experience.


Good luck,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted August 25, 2014
If you like don't have your period when you first start regularly it's totally normal it's different on different people hopefully that helped :)
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Posted March 29, 2014
I know how you feel celebritypink16 that happened to me in pe
Posted October 09, 2012
i have gotten it 2 times after that.
Posted August 23, 2012
i got my period during summer camp it has been over a month now and i have not seen it. i am scared i will get it during school periods, what should i do?! someone help!!
Posted February 12, 2014
I want to use a tampon so bad!! =P I'm tired of using pads whenever I go to the restroom another girl might be able to hear the pad ripping off Xc


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