How to use tampons?

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How to use tampons?

Tampons are a little more difficult to use than gaskets, but they are much less noticeable and more convenient for many. In this article we will explain how to properly use this personal care product, as well as provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about tampons.

Types of tampons

  • 1-2 drops tampons are a product for girls and women whose monthly periods are not too abundant.
  • Tampons for 3-4 drops should be selected for medium and heavy discharge.
  • Tampons with an applicator are needed for a more accurate and convenient injection and are a kind of "syringe" that introduces the same roll of absorbent material into the body cavity. Suitable for "newbies".
  • Tampons without applicator.

Using tampons

With applicator

  1. Wash your hands and wash yourself.
  2. Take a comfortable position. Here you will need to find a position that is comfortable for you. This may be squatting or standing, with one leg on a low stool.
  3. Now, relax as much as possible in the pelvic region so that the insertion of the tampon is as convenient and quick as possible.
  4. With the middle and thumb of one hand grab the applicator in the middle - in the place where the narrow part goes into a wider one.
  5. Use your other hand to move your labia apart.
  6. Carefully, slowly introduce the applicator inside the vagina to the entire depth of its wide part.
  7. Now slowly press the end of the narrow part of the applicator so that the inside of the tampon is pushed inside the body, that is, until the narrow part of the applicator completely enters its wide part. Only a special string should be left “free” - with its help, you will then remove the tampon.
  8. It remains only to remove the applicator - there is also no need to hurry here, so as not to injure the mucous membrane.

Without applicator

  1. Wash your hands and wash yourself.
  2. Take a comfortable position and relax the muscles of the pelvis.
  3. Take a tampon with your thumb and forefinger of one hand at the base (from the side where the rope comes from).
  4. With the fingers of your other hand, open the labia and gently insert the tampon. Moreover, it is better to introduce not straight up, but in the direction of the spine.If at some point you feel that the tampon does not pass further, then just slightly change its inclination.
  5. Now, with the middle or index finger, slide the tampon inward to the full depth of the finger.
  6. Do not forget that outside you will have to have a string, with which you will later remove the tampon.

How to remove the tampon

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Take a comfortable posture and relax.
  3. Take a tampon with a rope and pull it - it will come out freely.
  4. Then wrap it in an opaque bag, tissue, or toilet paper and discard it in the trash can. It is impossible to throw tampons into the toilet, otherwise you could cause a blockage.

Useful tips

  • If you plan to engage in active motor activity (walk a lot, run, dance), then it is better to supplement the use of a tampon with a daily pad to prevent leakage.
  • If the discomfort after the insertion of a tampon does not go away for a long time, or you notice that the laundry is still soiled when using tampons, then, most likely, you enter the tampon incorrectly. Try to push it deeper or replace it with a new one.
  • Tampons are not suitable for women who have too heavy discharge.In this case, more protection will give sanitary pads. For heavy discharge, it is better to choose pads of 3 drops or more.

Answers to frequently asked questions

How old do you start using tampons?

From the first day of the first menstrual period. Only choose small tampons for 2-3 drops. If their volume is not enough, then replace the tampons with gaskets.

How to use tampons if I am a virgin?

Just like women do. Carefully and correctly inserted tampon can not harm the hymen. Choose products for 2-3 drops.

Is it possible to swim with a tampon?

Yes, not for long, and in warm water. If the product is entered correctly, the water will not be able to get into the vagina, and the blood, respectively, will not fall into the water.

Can a tampon go further into the body?

No, because for him there will be an obstruction tightly closed cervix.

How often do I need to change tampons?

Every 3-4 hours. First, it will prevent the accumulation of microbes. Second, eliminate the risk of leakage. Use pads at night.

Do I need to change the tampon after going to the toilet (in a big, small way)?


What if I can not take out a tampon?

First, try to tighten the muscles of the vagina (as if you were having a tight bowel movement) - in most cases this is enough for the tampon to rise from the vagina itself. If, however, it did not help, then try to get a tampon with your fingers. If you did not succeed, then on the same day contact a gynecologist - he can literally take you a couple of minutes quickly and painlessly to cope with the task.

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