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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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Hi girlysss

To the girls stressing you could go your whole life without using a tampon and if that is what you chose suture but the really are not that scary. I started in 6th and tryed it my 2nd period jumped don't be afraid to step out of comfort just remember also if tampons don't sit right with you try a menstral cup there is more than one option and for the girls scared of the string breaking just think that they don't break often and it will come out just don't let fear get to you now roller coasters are a different story...


I am scared using tampons and I hope this site will help me.


I havw to swim at school tomorrow and im on my period and im going to wear a tampon for the first time. Im absalutly terrified because i only can bring 2 one to swim and one to shower or for the rest of the day.. any tips?


I have to wear a light uniform for band which means I’ll be performing in light beige on the heaviest day of my period. I’ve never dealt with this before so I might have to try tampons again but I’m uncomfortable with any in there. I’m scared. I’m 16(3+ year period veteran) but still virgin and use pads. Idk what to do.

hi vana boo check out vickis blogs for how periods work and what to do! Hope this helps from

hi vana boo check out vickis blogs for how periods work and what to do! Hope this helps from Lily#bloggerteen!


Hey this is Vana Boo and this makes me wanna start using tampons as well so if I wanted to go swimming I don’t have to wear a pad and swim more comfortably!!! But I am kinda nervous using one for my first time ever using a tampon I just need a lil help or explanation on how it works and what it does for me!!!


TIps! Don’t be afraid if for a few times your tampon wont go in or it hurts. I recommend trying a tampon when your flow is heavier, just to try, because if you do it on a light day, it can hurt when you pull it out. Try to relax! Also, try different types of tampons. One with no applicator might be better than one with an applicator. You do not have to use tampons if it doesn’t feel comfortable for you.


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