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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
choosing
Tampons

 

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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Comments

Gold star

I am a waterpolo player and I have to be in the pool a lot so I have to wear tampons. At first I wasn’t comfortable but not that I’ve had more practice and used them more often I feel better.

Silver

The first time I tried tampons it was the struggle, but just remember to always just breath, and relax! It make the process so much easier! I suggest using and small hand mirror so u can find it.

plz help

I just started my period around this time last summer. So i’ve had mine for basically a year. When i first told my mom i got my period she gave me pads and i’ve been using those ever since. But all the sudden like all my friends and everybody i know starts using tampons and i’m the only one i know that still uses pads. I’ve asked my mother if i could buy tampons to try and she has said no every time. She said that i’m not allowed to use them until i’m sixteen. Which i don’t understand why. So the other day my friends and i we going to go down to the pool but the night before i started my period. So i took one of my mom tampons. This may sound ridiculous but i couldn’t find the hole or where it was supposed to go in, it hurt and i was terrified. I just want to be like everyone else and use tampons please help :(

Papayarhymeswithmyname

So I just put in a tampon after thinking of it would be bad after all... It was quicker than I thought and I feel really weird cause Im a heavy flow should I use a pad while using a tampon ??

Lee

Tampons are so much better than pads they are comfy and you can also do more things!!!!

HEY

My mum has offered me to use tampons. But... I'm scared to use them, I have been missing out on holidays and swimming lessons that I have twice a week. I don't know whether to take up the offer or not???? What shall I do?? Please help me decide. I know people have said that tampons are great and all but I'm not sure. I don't want to regret not trying but I don't know what to do.

Bob sparkles

So I have not yet started my period (yay) but when I do I will be scared to use tampons, I do a lot of sport so I will have too. It's sounds rly scary!

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