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#periods, #tampons, #usingatampon

We’d love to hear all about the first time you used a tampon, to help other girls who are considering using tampons for the first time your experience.


  • What made you decide to use a tampon?
  • Who you discussed using tampons with, friends/mum.
  • Did you use non-applicator or applicator tampons and why?
  • How was your first time?
  • How do you feel about using tampons now?


I was the last of my friendship group to get my period and the last to use tampons too. The Summer was here and I felt self-conscious wearing pads, I felt it was time to make the move to tampons.

My friends all used non-applicator tampons, but all we had in our bathroom were cardboard applicator ones. So, my first experience was using an applicator tampon, but try as I might I couldn’t release the tampon and ended up leaving the cardboard inside too.

Then when back in school my bestie gave me a Lil-Let regular tampon and said I may find it easier to use my finger to get the tampon into place.

It took a little practice but by the second month I was an expert and felt so much more confident and secure from leakages.

Lil-Lets have been my product of choice ever since.


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I was 11 when I started my period and I have swimming every week so my mum said I should try a tampon but I don't think I put it in right because it was uncomfortable now I can but them in easily but I'm always worried it's going to fall out!

Khaira ???

I first tried tampons after my mum bought me some (that is actually how I found this website). At first I was really scared because I was like"wait I'm supposed to put this thing up me??" but after that I was absolutely fine. You don't feel anything which is good though I do prefer non applicator ones.


I unexpectedly got my period (only the second one ever) and knew I was supposed to be going paddle boarding the next day and didn’t want to miss out and I already had some in the house (lillets applicator) so I read the leaflet and watched a how to video- seemed easy enough! Gave it a go, it went fine! I was a bit nervous as I found the applicator ones a bit intimidating and thought I would prefer non applicator but after using the applicator ones I know they’re so much easier and they feel so much more discreet than a bulky pad!


I had had my period for about a year and was comfortable using pads. However I had just started my period when we had swimming in pe . So me and my friend went into the toilets and got a box of tampons from the dispenser. They where lil lets applicator. I put it in really easily but the whole time I was worried it was going to fall out. It didn't. I know prefer tampons to pads . You should definitely try


I went to boots and bought tampax pearl regular tampons (I have a heavy flow but i only wanted something for the gym which is an hour) so i was thinking im gonna do this so i opened the box and just mentally couldn’t do it so I didn’t the next day I bought some lil lets teens regular applicator tampons and did it it wasn’t bad i just didn’t put mine up on a slant so it was a bit uncomfortable so i took it out within 5 minutes but will definitely try again next month

Ihaveacoldheart ??

So, it was the day after my first ever period, and I had dance because it was a Saturday ( bad luck I know, my flow starts on Friday) and I hate pads, they are annoying. So because I had dance and decided that I was going to buy myself some tampons. Lilets no applicator ones. ( i did this on my own) I went to boots and the lady was nice, she didn’t say much and personally I don’t think she cared. So I got to the dance toilets and I was like ok, I can do this. I masturbate so I kinda understand my body and stuff. I pushed it in but I don’t think I pushed it in high enough so it was a bit uncomfortable but I didn’t really understand. So yeah! I still use tampons and I think it’s a lot better. None of my friends want to try them but that’s ok. Moral of the story, push the tampon in until you can’t feel it, and don’t be scared 🖤

Hi it’s me

I first tried one on holiday because I didn’t want to miss out on swimming, it was easy enough but I used a normal adult one but all of my friends suggested lil-let’s teens ones so that’s what I’m gonna use next month I like how you don’t get a visual reminder that you are on your period because that was one of the things that I hated! Xx


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