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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 prefer applicator tampons, but lil-lets are good because they are smaller and thinner




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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


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