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HOW TO USE AN APPLICATOR TAMPON

View the easy step-by-step guide below,
or click here to watch our How To video

If you are unsure on how to use applicator tampons, look no further than our step by step guide – we are here to help.



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STEP 1

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Wash your hands.

Make sure the cord is hanging outside the inner tube. Pull the inner tube out until it stops at the bottom of the outer tube, when you should feel a click.

STEP 2

Hold the applicator with your thumb and middle finger just below the ridge.

Place the tip of the applicator into the vaginal opening and gently push the applicator towards your lower back.

STEP 3

Continue to ease in the applicator until you’ve inserted it as far as the rim of the outer tube.

Then using the finger between your thumb and middle finger, push the inner tube inside the outer tube until both rings meet.

STEP 4

Gently pull out the applicator, leaving the cord hanging down and you’re all done.

STEP 5

Once it's in place you shouldn't be able to feel it inside you, that's how you'll know it's in the right place.

Now wash your hands again... Then go have some fun!

How to use an
applicator tampon
video

If you've never used a tampon before it can seem a bit scary. Our easy to follow video shows you how to insert and remove an applicator tampon.

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Comments

ash

what should I do if the tampon is not in the right place and feels uncomfortable?

helpmeplex

Hi I'm 12 and I started 2 months ago. How do I tell my mum

helping you??

Hi there random girl! i’ve wondered about this for a long time and watch videos&read blogs! there a three holes down there the hole we’re you pee from then the vagina hole we’re you instert your tampon! then the b** hole😊i hope this helped!! xx

Random Girl

I've just started my period and i dont know where the tampon is meant to go in! Help?!?

xGGx

is it possible to get pregnant even when you're not even on your first period yet?

ggh5

hi Ellie052, u might not start until you are a little older but if you dont start after 13-14 then tell you mum/mom about it. it is a little emmbarassing at first but then u ease into talking about it.

Christina

I recently started using lil lets without the aplicator.i dont feel the lil let only when its time to change

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