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Tampon Do’s and Don’ts

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Tampons aren’t for everyone and you may have heard some grizzly stories from friends or in the school toilets. But the truth is that tampons have been used for over 60 years by women all over the world who enjoy the freedom they offer.

So why not check out our guide and decide for yourself!

Tampons Do’s

Do use tampons when you want to be in the water or active.

Do read the leaflet inside every pack of tampons before trying them.

Do insert the tampon high enough inside your vagina so you can no longer feel it.

Do watch our How To Videos for more information on the best way to insert a tampon.

Do keep your tampons in a clean and damp free place.

Do change your tampons absorbency as your flow gets heavier or lighter.

Do switch from pads to tampons from time to time.

Do stand with your knees slightly bent for the best possible position for insertion.

Do persevere, just like anything new using a tampon can take a little practice.

Do remove your tampon when in the bath or shower.

Tampon Don’ts

Don’t borrow someone else’s tampon, it may not be the right absorbency for you.

Don’t be pressured into trying tampons by your friends or at a sleepover.

Don’t think you have to be over 16 to use a tampon.

Don’t worry about losing a tampon inside you…this is not medically possible.

Don’t think all tampons are the same. Lil-Lets tampons expand widthways, unlike some that expand mainly lengthways.

Don’t be put off using non-applicator tampons, they’re less fiddly to use and no applicator to dispose of afterwards. They are also more discreet in your bag or pocket too.

Don’t use a tampon if you’re not on your period.

Don’t flush your used tampon down the loo! Instead roll-up in tissue and dispose of with household rubbish.

Don’t worry about removing your tampon when visiting the loo, simply move the cord to the side.

Don’t put two tampons in at the same time, if your flow is heavy, switch-up to a higher absorbency.

See what girls just like you have to say about tampons.

A guide to


If you are new to using a tampon, it can be pretty confusing and you may have a lot of questions about which tampon is right for you!


The truth is more than one may be right for you, just at different stages of your period.

Not all tampons are the same though!

Check out this link for an
explanation of why this is so


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Im really scared to use tampons but dont know why, I think its just cause its something new and initiates change. Is it ok to put it in in the shower for the first time, I would feel more comfortable that way. Also im afraid I may break my hymen doing it. What if it hurts?!?! I know EVERYONE says it shouldnt but what if it does


In your next message say yes if you prefer applicator tampons and no if you prefer non-applicator ones. I say NO


To Hello, it hurts because you possibly aren't putting it in right or it's because you need. To relax


The key to putting in a tampon is to RELAX. Think of adorable kittens or whatever, rainbows and butterflies and unicorns, or masturbate to something, but just relax. I find the best method is to think about alllllll the people in the world right now. Some are fighting in A war, some are enduring deep sadness, some are living in the streets and have to sit and watch people pretend they don't even exist... And what are you doing??? Trying to put in a tampon. Seriousllllyyyy


I think that it's good that we are being told about tampons


I have just started my second period and I have tried tampons lots of times but I never get it right I swim 7 times a week and I have a competition at the weekend can anybody please help me


If you can still feel it when it's been put in, then you haven't inserted it high enough, also if it hurts when you take it out (I had the same problem too), then leave it in for a bit longer, but DO NOT wear it for more than 8 hours! Hope that helps xx


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