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Added November 22, 2011
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?
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.
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