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HOW TO USE AN APPLICATOR TAMPON

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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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XxBellaxX

Wow this really helped me thx!

Helpisonitsway!

Hi Flower, no you are not meant to feel the tampon once it is inserted. If you can this may mean you have not inserted it far enough or you may have put it in slightly wrong. But don’t worry you can always just push it in a little bit further with your fingers or start a fresh with a new one! I hope it helps!

Flower

Are you mean to feel the tampon when it’s in u

Millie

I started my period when I was 11 now I'm 17 and I have always used pads, I am going on holiday and I'm on I've tried a tampon but I don't know if I've put it in right tbh coz it hurts and it feels really uncomfortable

Ellie052

I haven't started my period yet and I'm 12 years old and my m had her first period when she was 10. Do you think I'm gonna start soon? When I do start I think that I'm going to be really embarrassed to talk to my mum to ask her about getting products.

lil

can you use one more than once?

Anonymous

It has been more than a month since my first period (i just started) what does that mean? IM NOT PREGNANT BTW

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