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HOW TO USE A NON-APPLICATOR TAMPON

Using a non-applicator tampon for the first time can feel scary. If you’re not sure what to do, but don’t want to ask anyone about it, you’ve come to the perfect place.

 

We’ve put together a set of steps to help you insert a non-applicator tampon safely and with no fuss. There’s even advice on which tampons you should buy to suit your body! Check out our step-by-step guide, watch our non-applicator tampon guide video, or browse our range of tampon reviews

STEP 1

Are You Ready?

Wash your hands.

STEP 2

Unwrap the tampon and pull the cord away from the base of the tampon,

giving it a gentle tug to ensure it's secure.

STEP 3

Use your fingertips to guide the tampon into place,

(aim up and backwards towards the small of your back).

STEP 4

You'll know the tampon is in place when you can no longer feel it, you may need to push it further into place.

And you are done... Go have some fun!

How to use a
non-applicator tampon
Video

If you've never used tampons before it might seem a bit scary. Watch our easy to follow video that shows you how to insert and remove a tampon correctly.

What should I be
looking for on
the pack?

Tampon packs carry lots of useful info on them.

Absorbency table

In fact there are four different ways to identify the right ones for you.

Absorbency – the amount of fluid a tampon can hold.

Droplet – is an image of a drop to signify how absorbent a tampon is; one droplet representing the smallest amount and six droplets in a row for the most absorbent.

Tampon size – is the name used to describe the different sizes available, for instance the smallest tampons are sometimes called Light ones or Lites, then we have Regular, Super, Super Plus, Super Plus Extra and then the largest absorbency size is called Ultra.

Menstrual Flow - describes the amount of blood loss you notice on any one day.

You'll also find tampon boxes are colour coded for quick reference, such as yellow for regular.

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Comments

Emily

I'm going on holiday tomorrow and I'm still on my period normally my periods are short but since I'm going on holiday it decides to be extra long. My Mum has brought me some lil-ets non aplicator tampons and my friends say using tampons are easy and doesn't hurt but I'm still scared to use them! What should I do??? Wish me luck tomorrow. Think I'm gonna tan rather than swim, I'll wait to go in the pool till I'm off !!!!

=-O

This helped as I started my period yesterday as I have swimming later

zarrina

its great help as i am on my period

Finny

It was really helpful for me I am still a little bit worried still but I'm sure I'll get through it. Oh and surly if u need someone to help you put a tampon in its going to be strange if your mum helps isn't it?

sparklyzoo

thank you this helped a lot.

??Hope??

What's the best way to ask your mum to try tampons? I have had 3 periods now and I swim loads, and do sport for at least 1 hour a day, they would be really useful!!

Lol

Thx, but I'm still REALLY scared to use a tampon...... 😦

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