How to put in a tampon

How to put in a tampon

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How to put in a tampon? Period can be a painful time particularly when you have cramps. Tampons are there to help you. If you can learn to put it in and take it out, you should be able to get comfortable with it. There are two parts of the tampon. One is the tampon and the other is the string. Make sure you never break the string. If you are having to find out where the hole is, you can use a mirror as well. It is almost not possible to put in the wrong hole but still it is better to be careful.

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Step 1: There are many tampons out there in the markets but pick one that has a plastic applicator. Gather your money and buy one that you like. Check the market and see what others are using. You can ask your female best friend what they use and which brand do they like. Just like there are multiple manufacturers selling sanitary napkins and pads, the same goes for tampons. It also depends on the level of blood flow.

How to put in a tampon
How to put in a tampon

Step 2: It can be the difficult step for the ones using it for the first time and those who have never touched their vagina. They need to locate their vagina correctly and insert the tampon there. It is below the hole from which the person urinates. For people who are having the period for the first time, their hole would be smaller in size compared to others. Do this inside the bathroom and it will take some time so be patient and do not give up.


Step 3: Do not put too much pressure or insert in the wrong place because it will hurt. You need to be gentle and slow on it. Sit on the toilet or just separate your legs. It is normal to get afraid and if that happens you can come back later to it after half an hour. If you can find the exact position of your vagina, insert it gently by twisting it slightly.

Step 4: It is simply a piece of cotton that will be inside you so do not be scared. It will get bigger in size when it is soaking blood. Do not make the mistake of thinking that it is stuck inside you. You should be fast but not hurt yourself. Make sure the string does not get torn and pull it out when you are done. If you are being too slow, it will hurt your vagina. Do not flush anything and throw them out in the trash can by wrapping around in tissues.


• Make sure that you have washed your hands and you are not getting any sort of germs in those sensitive areas. The hands should be dry as well when you are inserting the tampon.

• Do not wear a tampon if you are going to visit a water park, swimming pool or any other water activity. You have to wear a pad if you are going swimming.

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