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 --- 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 4 –8 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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