BeingGirl Points - Major Bragging Rights

Close
Show everyone what a superstar you are by racking up BeingGirl points. The more active you are on the site—taking quizzes and polls, playing games, commenting on articles, and submitting questions to Ask the Experts—the more points you’ll earn.
Previous

Vaginal Discharge Before Period

Next
  • ViewsIcon 9052
  • CommentIcon. 2
RatingStarIcon

Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I have a discharge between my periods. Is it safe to use tampons then?

Thanks,

Nanjojo

---

Dear Nanjojo,

Tampons should not be used for absorbing vaginal discharge. Tampons are designed for menstrual protection only and should not be worn for any other reason. When inserted into a vagina where there is no menstrual fluid, the tampon absorbs too much moisture from the walls of the vagina, changing the environment. This change may put you at a higher risk for toxic shock syndrome when you are not menstruating. If you want to protect your underwear from daily discharge use a pantiliner.

Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

Close
 
 
Rate this:
2
comments so far
lovenovela
lovenovela
Posted May 08, 2014
Why would someone use a tampon before there period?every time I have my period I only use pads.Not tampons. And for vaginal discharge I use pantiliners. So please don't use tampons for discharge.
XmahluvaX
XmahluvaX
Posted June 18, 2011
It's never safe to do that. Using tamps in between can be harmful.
bbblink

BeingGirl.com

close

In order to get the best possible experience using this website, we
recommend that you use Internet Explorer 7 or above. You may
download it here.