How Can I Convince Mom To Let Me Use Tampons?
Dear BeingGirl Experts, Help! My mom has never used tampons and doesn't understand why I want to. I have tried to explain to her that I want to be able to at least have options, but she thinks that since she didn't need to use tampons, I shouldn't have to either. This is especially urgent because summer is coming up, and I don't want to have to say to my friends that I can't go swimming or hang out by the pool because my mom doesn't want me to use tampons. What should I do? Mama's girl --- Dear Mama's girl, Your mom may be concerned because she doesn't know enough about tampons. You have to do some work to educate her on why using tampons is a good decision for YOU. That means you have to be totally informed! First, read the info in the Period Protection [link to My Period > Period Protection] so you understand the proper use of tampons. Also, look at the information here [link to ART655] so you understand the risks of TSS. Next, tell your mom why you want to use tampons. Menstruation can be stressful for girls. The easier you can make it for yourself, the better. Make a list of the reasons why tampons would improve your life. When you're ready, sit down with your mom and explain your list to her. Hopefully, she'll see your point of view. Good luck! Your BeingGirl Experts
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