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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I had my first period last week and used pads the whole time. Now I want to practice putting in a tampon, so that when I get my period again I will know how to use them, and not have to spend hours in the bathroom at school figuring it out. Is it okay to do this?

 

Kate

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Dear Kate,

We don't recommend you practice inserting a tampon when you are not menstruating. It is easiest to insert a tampon when you are flowing heavily. If you are going to practice, however, then make sure you apply a little bit of water-soluble lubricating jelly on the tip of the applicator to ease insertion. If you are not menstruating, remove the tampon right after you have practiced inserting it. Never keep a tampon in if you're not menstruating.

 

Good luck,

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