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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

Red sprinkle

if you tried tampons and didn't like them I was the same. But then I kept trying them and finally, I like them. You just have to get the hang of it and keep practicing. :) don't give up. :)

Cupcake

Hi rabbit lover, when you do start your period I would recommend using pads first and make sure you have them where you can easily get to them. In school you could keep some in your bag and at home you could keep some in your room if you wanted to. If you start it in school and don’t have any pads a friend might have some or a teacher might too. Also someone was asking if a tampon will fall out if you spread your legs while playing sports and it shouldn’t if it’s in properly

Rabbit lover

Hi, I haven’t started my period yet but I will soon. Any tips for when I start at home or at school? Thanks, xx

M

I've been looking through age comments so here are comment questions: 1 Where is the correct hole? It's the biggest one closest to the butt. ( you should be able to stick ur finger in there, if not then its prob not the right one.) 2 How do u put it in? personally I bring one leg up onto the counter and use the applicator to feel for the hole:) 3 Can the tampon get lost? No, ur muscles will hold it in place, it won't come out unless you pull on the string:) 4. Does it hurt? No, if its in all the way, you will not feel it. 5 How to take it out? Because the tampon expands a bit, you will have to pull with some force, I personally pull as close up to the tampon as a can (so the part of the string closest to the actual tampon.. I hope this helps!

Phe

I need to try a tampon for swimming but don't know what to do at all, can you help?

Heyyy

Do you have to shave your 😺 to tu a tampon? Or will u be just fine?

Hi:-)

Hey peeps! I found this helpful but just a couple more points to make: don’t leave a tampon in for more than eight hours, Oh and it’s fine to wear a pad and a tampon, in fact- I would! If any blood drips from the tampon, the pad will absorb it

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