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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I just got my first period yesterday, and I was wondering if it was okay if I used a tampon. So, is it?

 

Ina

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Dear Ina,

There is no age level you need to reach before you start to use tampons as long as you are menstruating. If you can understand the proper use of tampons and are able to insert a tampon you should be able to wear them.

 

However, we do suggest that it is a good idea to wait to use tampons until you have a regular cycle and understand your flow. Then you'll have a better idea of the correct absorbency for your flow, which is the lowest absorbency necessary for you to change the tampon in 48 hours. I suggest you read the detailed information on tampon use here [link to OBJ003]. I also suggest you start with Tampax Lites tampons (light absorbency) or Tampax Pearl tampons, regular absorbency. The smooth, rounded applicator helps make insertion easy.

 

Try talking to your mom about this. She can be your resident expert.

 

Good luck,

BeingGirl Experts, for BeingGirl.com, brought to you by Tampax Tampons, and Always Pads & Pantiliners

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___k.s___
___k.s___
Posted July 24, 2014
I am a competitive swimmer and I swim 7 days a week! I'm so scared about getting my first period because right away I will have to start using tampons!!! Kill me now!
JustAnotherTeen2014
JustAnotherTeen2014
Posted June 23, 2014
To KasandraKNC Trust me, you'll know when its your period. Yes it can be brown, people are different. My is red but it turns brown as it dries. You should probably talk to your mom or doctor to be sure though.
KasandraKNC
KasandraKNC
Posted June 16, 2014
What color is your first period!?If it is dark brown,I think I got my first period yesterday.
SportsLover546
SportsLover546
Posted April 07, 2014
To VisualArt- trust me u do not want your first period I have had mine and it's not something u want to look forward to.
Emily1d
Emily1d
Posted March 01, 2014
i had my first period about a year ago and i havent got it aging is that a problem?
VisualArt
VisualArt
Posted April 02, 2014
I don't have my Period yet but I have a lot of discharge so...... I really want it to come, I have had discharge for almost 2 years now!
XmahluvaX
XmahluvaX
Posted July 25, 2011
Tampons can't get stuck....its harder to get out if theres barely to nothing on it but it cant get stuck like stuck stuck.
Jillian345
Jillian345
Posted July 08, 2011
I was wondering 2 if i could wear a tampon my mom said im not old enough but....? i think she just doesnt want me growing upp
drummergirl98
drummergirl98
Posted August 18, 2011
idk i have this weird feeling that im going to get my first period in class towards the end of the day idk i just has this vibe
Swimmer gal
Swimmer gal
Posted February 04, 2012
I got my first period on the day of a swim meet and I used a tamping he very first day
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