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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



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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

Reply to pebbles

The same happens to me I actually cant push it in further

pebbles

when i try inserting one it hurts and i don’t think i can push it up far enough as it hurts once it’s in and i’m walking around

Marija the swimmer

I'm really scared because I just had a first sign. My blood was reddish brown. It would be helpful if a real human demonstrated it.

Lilianaflower

really helpful thanks

Soph

I’m sacred to ise a tampon what do I do?

Jdubs

Hey I’m 14 and just got my period. I play a lot of sports so should I use tampons? If so I’m kinda scared and don’t really know how or where to put it.

Yellow

Helpful thank you

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