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When is the right time
to use a tampon?

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When your first period arrives it’s most likely you will use pads. Then, as you get older your thoughts may turn to tampons; especially in the summer months when we are more active, in the pool or want to wear the latest summer fashions. Now, some girls are quite happy to use tampons for their very first period and never feel the need to use a pad. But for most, the perfect time to switch to tampons is when you are more familiar with your monthly cycle and period flow.

Why tampons?

  • They're perfect if you love being active and going swimming.
  • They’re so small you can hold one in our hand or put it in your pocket when you need to visit the loo.
  • Because tampons are worn inside your body you are less likely to experience odour.
  • No matter how heavy your period flow is, there’s a tampon that'll be right for you.

What are tampons?

Tampons are made from a cotton like material that is compressed into a small cylinder shape that is worn inside your vagina to absorb menstrual fluid. There are two different types of tampon, known as applicator and non-applicator types. This gives you a choice about how you insert them.

Lil-lets SmartFit Teen Tampons

Did you know that Lil-Lets Teens tampons are shorter and narrower than other tampon brands making them ideal for girls new to internal sanitary protection? They come in a two absorbencies; Regular and Super too. With our non-applicator tampon you can guide it into place using your fingers. Our applicator tampons come with a tube that you use instead of your fingers. The tubes have been designed to push the tampon into place for you. You can find out more about inserting and removing a tampon in the ‘How To’ Videos on our website. We're all different and that's true about your period too and if you feel ready to move on from the our teens range, you may find our adult tampons are a good choice, again they come in two formats; applicator and non-applicator with a whopping six absorbencies to suit even the heaviest of flows.

Lil-lets SmartFit Tampons

Remember that just like anything new, using tampons can take a little practice and it’s perfectly ok to feel a little anxious about using them, so why not have a chat to your mum or friends and see what they think!


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Dizzy, I'll do it if you do it. I'm kind of nervous too. I want to ask because my period is really heavy too. I don't mind how pads feel but I feel like everyone can see my pads because I need to really thick absorbent ones too. Madcoralreef-


I'm twelve and I started my period sometime last year. I am curious about tampons as I've never used them and my mum doesn't use them either. I usually have quite a heavy period. Especially at the start.


Good blog now I know when to use a tampon. Thank you lil-let's!

#pug life

I'm 13 and all my friends have started their periods and I'm not sure how to ask them about what I should use ,even though they are like my sisters, but after reading/watching this page I feel more confident about my choices. I am a girl and no one is gonna stop me!!!!

Beanie Bear

Active Mia, That is totally not true. The only way you loose your virginity is by having a penis inserted into your vagina.


I started my periods when I was 11, my mum and sister always use tampons so when I told my sister that I had started she took me to the bathroom and handed me a tampon.


This is helfull.


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