Our Advice Blog

13

TELL US YOUR FIRST TAMPON STORY

#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.


SHARE WITH US

  • 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?

THIS IS VICK’S STORY

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.


SHARE

Add your Comment

YOUR NICKNAME:

YOUR COMMENT:

CHOOSE YOUR AVATAR:

ARE YOU HUMAN:

   

Comments

???

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

shithead

the first time i put it in it popped out

Averycat

I was 11 years old and it was the summer before 6th grade. I was in the car and i found out i was invited to go to a water park with my friend. I got home and when i used the bathroom i was terrified. Luckily, i was never afraid of tampons and i watched a youtube video on how they worked and i found it really easy

?????????

The first time I used a tampon was when my friends had a pool party and there was a slip in slide and I didn’t want to miss it cause of my period so my mum and I decided That it would be best to use a tampon all my mum had was a super tampon with an applicator that was so big so I try too put it in but I didn’t know how so I didn’t just put the the top of the tampon in I just push so it went in half way and it was so sore and uncomfortable 😣 I spent the hole time worry the string would be visible when I got home I took it out straight away which really hurt I decided I would never use a tampon again but I recently have been looking here and realized I should try again 👍🏻🏊🏻‍♀️

????????? NF

The first time I used a tampon I was only 11 and my friends were having a end of year party and there was a slip and slide and paddling pool and I was on my period my mum and I decided that in would be best to use a tampon but all my Mum had was a super plastic applicator Tampon when I tried to put it in I just push it in so it only went in half way it was really sore and I didn’t like it I decided I didn’t want to use them any more but recently I decided I’ll try again 🎉🤞🏼

ASK VICKI

If you have a question about periods, changes to your body or how you're feeling and can’t find the answer on here, ask Vicki for some advice. Just type in your question and press submit.

SUBMIT QUESTION
 

If Vicki can help you, she'll post an answer in the ‘Your questions answered’ page, so don't forget to keep checking it
(and the best thing is nobody will ever know it was you that asked!)