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When is the right time
to use a tampon?

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When your first period arrives it’s most likely you will use pads. Then, as you get older your thoughts may turn to tampons; especially in the summer months when we are more active, in the pool or want to wear the latest summer fashions. Now, some girls are quite happy to use tampons for their very first period and never feel the need to use a pad. But for most, the perfect time to switch to tampons is when you are more familiar with your monthly cycle and period flow.

Why tampons?

  • They're perfect if you love being active and going swimming.
  • They’re so small you can hold one in our hand or put it in your pocket when you need to visit the loo.
  • Because tampons are worn inside your body you are less likely to experience odour.
  • No matter how heavy your period flow is, there’s a tampon that'll be right for you.

What are tampons?

Tampons are made from a cotton like material that is compressed into a small cylinder shape that is worn inside your vagina to absorb menstrual fluid. There are two different types of tampon, known as applicator and non-applicator types. This gives you a choice about how you insert them.

Lil-lets SmartFit Teen Tampons

Did you know that Lil-Lets Teens tampons are shorter and narrower than other tampon brands making them ideal for girls new to internal sanitary protection? They come in a two absorbencies; Regular and Super too. With our non-applicator tampon you can guide it into place using your fingers. Our applicator tampons come with a tube that you use instead of your fingers. The tubes have been designed to push the tampon into place for you. You can find out more about inserting and removing a tampon in the ‘How To’ Videos on our website. We're all different and that's true about your period too and if you feel ready to move on from the our teens range, you may find our adult tampons are a good choice, again they come in two formats; applicator and non-applicator with a whopping six absorbencies to suit even the heaviest of flows.

Lil-lets SmartFit Tampons

Remember that just like anything new, using tampons can take a little practice and it’s perfectly ok to feel a little anxious about using them, so why not have a chat to your mum or friends and see what they think!


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viagnal dischrage is basically a monster.


I tried tampons a few times but couldn’t manage to... I’ll try again when I’m a bit older (I’m 14 now btw)


I just started my period yesterday and so far I am finding these pads so comfy and easy to use...

Periods are Normal

Hi, i've brought tampons because I was sick of having to skip swimming lessons and waste my mom's money as me and my sister go, and when we get our period we can't go. My mum used tena incontinence pads for her period (she thinks that they are for your period 🤣) and she would use the same for night and day and when I started my period (it was a school morning at the beginning of year 6) and she put the pad in for me and i went to school. It was really uncomfortable and i hated the pad as it was for incontinence and was really bulky. I am now in year 7 and finally asked for new pads and now I really like using tampons and pads


I tried a tampon, I wasn't sure if it was in right so I took it out straight away to try another one see if I could get it right but it hurt when I took it out. Will that happen every time I suspect it might be because it was dry but can anyone confirm that. Thanks x

Little Miss Moo Moo

I use tampons & I'm 13. I think it just depends on how you feel about it


Hi, it’s berry. I use tampons whenever I go to the pool, as I can’t use a pad in the water. They are kind of irritating for beginners, but you will get used to it (:


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