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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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I've just started to really enjoy tampons. The first tampon I used was Tampax pearl, but they were soooo uncomfortable no matter how or far I put it in. So I moved over to Kotex click compact tampons, and I don't feel anything! Highly recommend it for a tampon beginner. Tampax is terrible, do lilets or Kotex!


Hi, summerstyles! I started my period now almost a year ago and I'm 14 :) a couple of cycles ago I also decided to want to use tampons. I think I can give you some advice on using tampons! So first off find the most comfortable position (I like to do it while just sitting on the toilet) once you are comfortable, always make sure that when you are putting the tampon in that it is at a 45-degree angle. So not all the way down and no pointing straight up. Just a slighting point up but always aiming it towards your lower back. What most likely happened was you were just putting the tampon in straight and you hit the wall of your vagina, so try to angle it up a bit more and it should go in! If your still having a hard time, then I recommend getting some lubricant. You can ask your mom or whoever to help you and you can buy some at the store. All you do is just put a little on the end of the tampon and it makes it slide in easier. :)


I want to use tampons but my mum doesn’t let me


Hi guys 😌 I started my period a few monthels ago so I'm on my 5th cycle 🤍 and I have decided to start using tampons because I love the sea and I have a hot tub 👑 but I went to put one in, I followed the instructions and I was relaxed and then it just wouldnt go any further! Does anyone have any tips on this because I don't want to end up hurting myself 🩸🩸🩸 Also if anyone has preferred shops for any period products (eg. Pads/towels, tampons, tampliners, liners, panties, swimwear ect.) Please tell me 🌺🌺🌺🌺 From @Summer x Have a good summer ☺️☀️

Missouri trotter

I use only reusable products and average tampons and pads are bad for the environment. I love period pants and agree with another reader that menustral cups are great. Save our planet please cos we only have one!!!! X


Hey everyone! So this comment goes out to girls who are really good at using tampons now and know all the tips and tricks to get it in comfortable. ;) So i have started to try and use tampons, and I know how to get it in and all, but no matter what angle or how far I put it in I can't get it in comfortably! It's really annoying, and it's very uncomfortable to sit. Does anyone know why? I've used quite a few tampons now and still can't get it right, maybe there is something I'm missing? If anyone knows tampons well and has some advice please respond!! :)


I want to share this with ya'll! I HAVE FOUND THE BEST PERIOD PRODUCT THAT WILL SAVE YOU! I've tried pads and tampons, they're okay and fine but you have to change them soooo often. Trust me and try a menstrual cup!! A menstrual cup is made out of silicone and put inside you. Now it's not easy right off the bat and it takes getting used to. and putting it in and taking it out are two different stories. When you take it out make sure you wash it with soap and hot water, and your good to go and put it back in. If you want to try it, I recommend watching some tutorials on youtube on how to put it in and take it out, The first time putting it in also might seem like it got lost up in there, but trust me, a cup can not get lost and there are many different methods of taking it out. It can get messy the first few times of taking it out because you are not used to it, so I just got in the shower and took it out that way to get the feel for it for when I'll have to do it sitting on the toilet. Hope this helps and you should try it out!! and maybe you do try it and you don't like it after a couple of times, that's okay! There are many types of products you can try to see which one is right for you! Thanks for making it this far! :)))


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