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I am going to send my friend the link to this article. She is having trouble inserting tampons and says she has to use only pads because they never go in.
I think wikihow.com also has a great information and I know there are blogs on our periods that go over it to. And she hinted about dryness so the vaginal lubricant may be what she needs to start using them.
by fashionqn on 1/20/2013 1:22:18 AM
I just attempted to put in a tampon. I would not go in. What did I do wrong? I put my fingers where they supposed to go and I placed the tampon in the right place. When I pushed it to try to make it go in, it refused. I feel like I failed because it wouldn't go in. Please help.
by Originally Unique on 1/2/2013 6:24:24 PM
by pookiebarr on 11/2/2012 10:57:17 PM
that's pretty weird. A guy wrote a book about a teenage girl's body?
by kpianoplayer on 10/4/2012 4:23:10 PM
I've had my period for a couple years now, but I want to do sports and I think it's time to switch to tampons! But, I've tried a countless number of times and it just won't go in. I've probably wasted around ten of them so far. Also I've done A LOT OF RESEARCH, so I'm pretty sure I know the drill. I can't ask my mom either because she never got tampons to work for her. She tells me I should just give up trying to use tampons. :'( Someone please help me...
by absolutelyclueless on 9/10/2012 2:03:02 AM
by cali princess on 8/17/2012 1:46:01 AM
by girlproblems12345 on 8/9/2012 3:32:11 PM
by girlproblems12345 on 8/9/2012 3:28:07 PM
I use tampons and they don't hurt at all just DON'T PRACTICE INSERTING THEM WHEN I ARE NOT ON YOUR PERIOD. Because when you pull it out it hurts a lot. It feels like your pulling out a suction cup from inside you.
Oh and thanks Kate g. My cramps and headaches are better <3
by swifty#1 on 8/3/2012 11:11:39 AM
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by Swifty#1 on 8/2/2012 3:00:19 AM
Help me! The other day I was going to be going tubing and I tried to use a tampon. I'm pretty sure I didn't get it in properly so I just watched and took pictures. Now I'm going swimming with all my friends (and a cute boy) and i might have my period. How do you use the tampond that have that weird cardboard tube?????
by goldenheart7 on 7/31/2012 8:18:02 PM
by Danerka on 3/8/2012 6:34:10 PM
I still havnt gotten a response of something for THE FOURTH!!!
by Danerka on 3/8/2012 6:33:33 PM
I put something on over 24 HOURS AGO! NO RESPONSE!!!!!!!! Seriously???!!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!!!!
by Danerka on 3/4/2012 5:29:56 PM
ARRGGGGGG!!! i posted something 8 hours ago and havnt gotn a response!
by Danerka on 3/3/2012 8:51:09 PM
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by angie333 on 7/21/2011 1:04:09 AM
by Kaylabew12345 on 6/21/2011 1:00:55 PM
by hjl1294 on 6/8/2011 1:15:05 PM
UGH, I can not get it in right!
I can't get it all the way in.
I've tried 6 or 7 times already.
I know I'm in the right vicinity, because there's blood on the applicator, but I just don't know where to actually put it and angle it and everything. I've even watched guides, used a mirror, and tried different positions too. Nothing's working!
This is a lot harder than I expected!
by cookiemonsterxox on 5/13/2011 5:22:06 PM
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by aneliese411 on 1/8/2011 9:56:29 PM
by hottzy on 12/20/2010 1:53:44 PM
by coco13 on 11/22/2010 10:55:31 PM
by coco13 on 11/22/2010 9:22:07 PM
by wildcatgirl191 on 11/12/2010 11:23:12 PM
by msbubble5 on 11/6/2010 10:04:21 PM
i am so scared to use a tampon it what if i mess up and its so confuseing and advice?
by Icyiscool on 9/13/2010 8:36:40 PM
by divab019 on 8/24/2010 12:29:38 PM
I just tried for the first time to use a tampon, and it didn't work out to well. I pushed the plunger all the way in until the plastic tube part, but when I pulled out the plastic tube part to keep the tampon in, the tampon was half way out. It was like that all 3 times I tried it, and I followed the directions on the box, too. What am I doing wrong?
by NattieKattie on 8/3/2010 11:22:16 AM
by acecream on 7/30/2010 8:49:01 PM
by mgirl4ever on 7/30/2010 3:24:23 PM
okayy......u might of already got help on this but if you havent then it could hurt bcuz its dry. an easier way to get the tampon in is to put vaseline on it then try. and if you still cant ask your mom for help. it might be akward but she knows just what you are going through....belive it or not......she was in your spot once! well......i hope this helps good luck!
by rejected :( on 7/18/2010 4:38:26 PM
I use cetaphil (a gentle cleanser) to lubricate the tampon and make it easier and less uncomfortable to insert. once its in right, it is wayyy more comfortable than a pad, you don't even know it's there!
by artgirl116 on 7/16/2010 12:34:19 PM
IS IT OK TO USE THOSE NEW COLORFUL TAMPONS I THINK I WOULD BE ABLE TO USE THOSE BETTER
by ambergirl on 7/16/2010 10:21:32 AM
i just got my first period is it ok to use a tampon and does it hurt and bother u all day and my blood goes from pink to red to brown is this normal and does the tampon make itch and is it normal to get a cold wen u get HELPPPPP MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
by ambergirl on 7/16/2010 10:17:27 AM
by partyy like a rockstar on 7/15/2010 5:30:00 PM
Hey so is the tampon supposed to go in all the way with only the string being seen. I'm afraid that the tampon will get stuck in the hole and I will get TSS. HELP!!!
by animallover3 on 7/13/2010 12:40:01 PM
by cupcake8837 on 7/12/2010 9:37:43 PM
by brittso on 7/12/2010 6:28:42 PM
by scottlyncrazy on 7/12/2010 5:31:27 PM
by livvy1997 on 7/12/2010 1:22:34 AM
OMG I GOT IT IN!!!
cuz when i tried b4 it wuz this weird cardboard one but i tried a plastic one and i got it in. i couldnt get it in b4 cuz i wuz doing something slightly wrong. yeah
by biffo on 7/11/2010 9:21:57 PM
if u have hair and ur boobs hurt when u press them, u could get ur period soon but theres no way to know for sure. if you get discharge (white or yellowish stuff in ur undies) then u'll probly get it soon too. but idk cm so i dont know ur height
by biffo on 7/11/2010 9:05:33 PM
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by dashor on 7/7/2010 5:02:44 PM
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by creativekid123 on 7/1/2010 6:45:43 PM
by purplestreakpunk on 6/28/2010 1:30:50 PM
This is gunna sound weird... But I used a tampon the other day and when I went to take it out I guess I didnt get it in far enough or my flow wasnt heavy enough and it hurt really bad taking it out? Why is that? And is there any way to make that stop? Because now I'm scared to use them again... THANKS!
by hotshot655 on 6/27/2010 11:13:00 PM
How to put in a tampon:
1)Take your tampon. Before you insert it, go to the bathroom and wipe so that you dont pee on the tampon(thats gross for when you have to take it out) or drip urine on your hand.
2)Unwrap the tampon and find a postion squating or with one foot elevated. I prefer squating in a hovering over the toilet way because it makes the process easier.
3) With one hand, hold the tampon, and with the other find the opening to your vagina. If you need to, hold the tampon of to the side of your hand (kind of in your fingers... key point is to spread open the vagina a little bit, however you do it.) and use both hands to find the opening. it is the second hole, after where the pee comes out, and don't be afraid to use a hand mirror if you are having trouble.
4)Once you have the opening, spread it out a tiny bit so it's easier
5)take the applicator, and push up into your vagina, but don't push the applicator too far(halfway). leave a little out still. It should slide pretty easily. It shouldn't be terrible pain, either.
6)Once you have the applicator in about halfway, push the insert part on the back until the tubes are inside of each other.
7)Remove the applicator and insert so only the string is hanging from your body.
AND THATS IT! Tell me how this works for you, if it was confussing, etc.
.To start out, use a light tampon or a slim if you can find one, then move on to thicker applicators.
.A tampon, if inserted correctly, will not hurt. If it does, it probably isn't in far enough and you should try again.
.A tampon might be a little hard to put in on your first day of you period because it isn't as lubricated.
.If you go to change your tampon and there is not one there, you MUST tell your mother, chances are it fell out, but tell her anyway.
.Don't leave a tampon in for more than 4 hours, and use a pad to sleep in to be on the safe side.
I hope this was helpful. Contact me if you need more help, I'm confident you can get it!
by bubblegum4 on 6/27/2010 8:56:27 PM
by X-MasBabey97 on 6/26/2010 7:31:22 PM
thnx helen u guys r great
by i_rock_pink22 on 6/26/2010 4:10:24 PM
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by pifi1997 on 6/16/2010 12:01:49 PM
thanks, Allie! it was my first time using tampons & i guess i panicked when it didn't come out right away. but i got it out, thanks again!
by blue-eyed shortie on 6/15/2010 10:21:55 PM
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by smileychic:) on 6/14/2010 9:14:19 AM
Im scared to use a tampon like i tried but then as sooon inserted it and took a step it started to hurt and like i can feel it inside me and im scared to ask my mom or sister also what type of tampons would you prefer
by schemifie on 6/13/2010 6:28:46 PM
by snickie on 6/11/2010 12:42:15 PM
by snickie on 6/11/2010 12:38:12 PM
Think about putting in a tampon as part of life.
such as: riding your bike, shopping
its not hard at all to put one in.
just don't think about it as a scary thing: cuz hey its just a part of life
by Swimming4812 on 6/10/2010 5:00:43 PM
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by ilovemusic24 on 6/4/2010 10:04:25 PM
I am only 10 (turning 11 in 2 months) I know everything about periods but i really want to know when i am gonna get them! My b**bs are small but not really flat and it herts when i press. I feal embarresed when talking about things like this so can somebody please tell me ABOUT when i am going to get my periods?! By the Way I have quite a bit of hair...and am about 145cm tall...if that helps...Please i really need to know the answer
by irox46 on 6/4/2010 4:05:56 AM
Personally, I have kinda a travel bag. I keep 1 pantyliner and one full out pad in there. It keeps me covered, Ialways refresh it. I don't want to get caught off guard. (I don't have IT yet)
Is the vagina... well.. the hole you pee out of? I know a little toward the back, but still.... is it?
by jillkrikorian on 6/3/2010 8:34:25 PM
...tampons scare me. at first when my mom told my that you put it up there i was like "You have to shove THAT up WHERE???" lol I think when I do start my period I'm gonna start with pads.
by colorCute4 on 6/3/2010 7:38:24 PM
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by spunkygirl03 on 5/31/2010 8:40:12 PM
MOD MOD MOD
I REALLY don't like pads OR tampons. Am I too young for a DivaCup? (menstrual cup)BTW I'm 14 and have had my period for 6 months.
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by livelaughlove131 on 5/18/2010 7:14:19 PM
Ok, so I just got my period quite a while ago and my mom buys me pads except since summer is coming up, and I'm swimming all the time, I need tampons. I dont talk to her that much about this kind of stuff, so I dont know what I should do. My friends have offered to help me pick out which ones they think work and stuff, but I'm really worried my mom will start questioning me or something if she sees that I bought them. What should I do?
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ok this makes no sense on how to insert one. can u explain it easier?
and im not supposed to get my period until the 9th but when i went to the bathroom this a.m and wiped, it was bloody and ever since this a.m every time i wipe its bloody! should i be scared?
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by soccerchica10 on 4/26/2010 7:32:15 PM
i wear tampons w/o it hurting. most ppl say 2 put 1 foot on the toilet seat and 1 foot on the ground and turn ur knees out ward but thats not wat i do b cuz it hurts that way 4 me. i sit on the edge of the toulet seat n turn my knees outward. i find it easier 2 do it that way.
by mcjaymi1995 on 4/26/2010 5:13:59 PM
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by rmluxx on 4/19/2010 6:15:38 PM
The first time i used a tampon, which was like 2 days ago. . . i thought it was going to be terrible! It turned it to be really easy. It didnt hurt putting it in but taking it out did. My mom said it was too dry lol after 4 hours.
by rachiiann on 4/19/2010 4:50:03 PM
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by faith_elizabeth33 on 4/16/2010 10:06:13 AM
I am scared to use a tampon. I dont kno wht 2 do because I just got my peroid today and I have swimmign and you cant u pads in the water... Should I use a trampon but Im scarred or should I have my mom write and note but people like boys mught ask why are u sitting out.... What would I say 2 them? I NEED HELLP NOW !! PLEASE
by ILOVEU003 on 4/15/2010 7:34:11 PM
I have another question can i sleep in them if i sleep usally 4 about 9 hrs?Im a sound sleeper though please help!
by graceygirl77 on 4/14/2010 10:00:45 PM
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by haleebop on 4/14/2010 8:16:56 PM
by haleebop on 4/14/2010 7:57:32 PM
i really want to ues tampons but iam scared that i wont be able to pull it out and the string might come off is tht even possible
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by Horseluver09 on 4/6/2010 6:32:51 PM
by FireLilyz on 4/3/2010 6:16:45 PM
I havent hade my period yet but my mom said ill probably have it next year. Im a swimer so what if i have my period while im swimming. i want to use pads but i wont be able to all the time cuz i swim.
by swimergirl11 on 4/2/2010 8:58:22 AM
What soes a tampon look like becauwse in the commercials there are no tubes. and what does it meant to get your tubes done just out of curiosity.
by love4gl on 3/31/2010 8:03:39 PM
It's hard to c my opening I will use pads but my crazy adventurous self will want to try both.
by love4gl on 3/31/2010 8:01:17 PM
I have yellow stuff in my undies. does that mean i am getting my period soon?
by cecgirl98 on 3/29/2010 4:20:04 PM
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by twilightgarret1999 on 3/20/2010 6:01:19 PM
k so i want to try tampons but im scared im going to break the hymen.Is that even possible to do with a tampon?If so what r some tips that u can give so i don't? THANKS!!!
by graceygirl77 on 3/20/2010 1:54:06 PM
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by I<3TaylorDanielLautner on 3/17/2010 4:53:08 PM
how should i tell my mom i want to use tampons?
by tykoluver101 on 3/16/2010 8:32:12 PM
what is the best brand for tampons to buy i am looking for a tampon that goes in easily and is very small
by tykoluver101 on 3/16/2010 8:27:37 PM
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by mini556 on 3/12/2010 9:06:37 PM
i am sorry that it hurts your chach..
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by fashionista10 on 2/23/2010 3:29:38 PM
im scared to use them and mostly to ask my mom!!!lol
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by declaration on 2/16/2010 8:56:56 PM
I use both, but at first i was scared to use tampons
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by ilovemylife on 2/12/2010 9:35:27 PM
omgg i prefer using pads mainly case my sister scared me after she told me that the first time she used tampons i got stucked and she had to ask my mom for help.!!
but i think im gonna try it the next time i get my preriod
by verenice<3 on 2/11/2010 12:20:21 AM
by xoxlovethebeatlesoxo on 2/10/2010 4:39:57 PM
i use tampons all the time!
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by 28PuppyPaws on 2/6/2010 11:50:44 PM
i'm scared to use a tampon. i'm afraid it might hurt to put it in or it might get stuck. is it possible for a tampon to get stuck??
by dancequeen12 on 2/6/2010 2:23:07 PM
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by Tiger Lily on 1/27/2010 8:13:01 PM
I have a tip for you if you're concerned or scared to use tampons.
It really isn't a big deal and they don't hurt. When you have a few minutes just keep trying! Relax because it really isn't hard at all. Once you become comfortable with your vaginal opening it will be really easy.
Once you successfully insert a tampon, you can't even feel it! If you feel it pushing against the vaginal wall you probably didn't push it in far enough, or you put it in at the wrong angle. You can take it out and try again.
If you can do it, congratulations! They are so much easier to deal with than pads, they have a lot of advantages:
They are quiet when you change them
You can swim, and exercise with comfort
You can leave them in longer than pads
You can't even tell you're on your period!
There is no odor when you're wearing one.
Nobody can tell you're on your period!
It's normal to feel some discomfort when you take it out because chances are it has expanded in your vagina.
Try out the Tampax Pearl brand, they're fantastic.
Thanks for reading and have a great day! Good luck!
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by P3ace0ut7 on 1/15/2010 9:55:36 PM
Hey girlies (:
I've been having my period for about a year now and I've used pads until today. To be honest I think pads are easier to start off with since they're just easier to "insert" because all you do is take off the wrapping and put it on your undies, but if you get stuck in a situation where you have to change it they're harder to "smuggle" into the bathroom. I've dropped my pad twice this year for school and have been totally embarrassed but only a few people saw it, and they were girls, so I'm okay. I just started using tampons today and they're WAY easier to deal with than pads but I'm kind of worried about TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) but I know it's very rare and it only happens if you keep your tampon in for longer than 8 hours, which I've never done with a pad so I doubt it's ever going to happen with a tampon, and since I have to go to bed in a few hours I'm just thinking of using a tampon and setting my alarm just to reduce chances of getting TSS. Hope I helped anyone who was wondering about PMS and stuff like this! (:
by x-Synchronized-x on 1/15/2010 7:46:33 PM
A painy liner is 4 when you have a light day and a pad is for in the middle of when you have ur "." I guess.
by MileyCyrusROX! on 1/14/2010 7:41:27 PM
Sorry, this has nothing to do with tampons but...
What is the difference between a pad & a pantyliner? :S
by rubberduck96 on 1/14/2010 3:50:36 PM
blah periods suck.
but tampons r pretty easy for me
by meliss1212 on 1/12/2010 5:14:24 PM
omg inserting a tampon scares me, even though i do have to do it sometimes. its a lil uncomfy at first girls, but then you wont notice it! :] yay haha
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by mileycalyx on 1/9/2010 10:14:42 PM
yay!!!! today i used a tampon for the first time pain free!!! It helped me soooo much to relax, then pee, prolly because after u pee its kinda wet down there! then u just put the applicater in ur vagina a bit and push on the tube! no pain! yay!!
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by boysrock1618 on 1/9/2010 11:08:33 AM
i just got my period im 12 and and half and i play club volleyball and i hate wearing pads but i think it might be quite a bit early to start tampons but i would like that more!
HELP!!!! i started like 5 days ago....
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by soccergirl524 on 1/2/2010 10:45:09 AM
One of the things we talk about a lot at sleepovers is using tampons for the first time and being scared to try them.
Some of my friends come to me like I know exactly what to do but it isnt that hard. My suggestions for doing it until you can do it blind folded is to do it in front of a mirror to help see what you are doing. So I would,
1. Read the directions and use the slender ones at first until you can work up to using the thicker and wider ones if you need to.
2. Use a mirror and squat so that you can insert it at the right angle. If you are at the right angle they slip in with no problem.
3. Use a lubricant like K-Y Jelly or Astroglide and put it on the end of the tampon so it will slip in easier. Where I buy my tampons they now have all of the lubricants right next to the pads and tampons so you dont have to go to aisle where the condoms are. And sometimes I have to use more lubricant depending on how my body is down there at the time.
4. And practice a few times but only do it when you are your period.
Its not that hard and its easy after you practice.
by luckykel on 1/1/2010 11:33:30 PM
I DON'T HAVE MY PERIOD YET CAN I STILL TRY A TAMPON THAT WAY I'M READY WHEN I GET IT. IM ON THE SWIM TEAM AND SWIM YEAR ROUND SO I WILL HAVE TO USE ONE EVENTUALLY
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by annabanana21 on 12/31/2009 2:30:23 PM
IModmod! Well I got it in, but now that whole area is sore and when I move it's kinda but not really scratchy? Is that normal???
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by girlzrock123 on 12/23/2009 7:00:28 PM
hey girls! i know that at first it is sooooo nervous to wear a tampon! i got my period in 8 grade & i was sooo scared to use one! i tried it once & got scared! but then i used it & the first time i used it it did hurt a little, but now they are the best things to use! hope this helped!
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by *Twifan.Vball.Chic* on 12/10/2009 3:31:04 PM
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by emzimrol on 10/5/2009 10:19:21 PM
Hey evry1!!! Here r some tips on tampons and how to put them in.
1. Before doing anything, read the directions. This will just make it easier. There is usually a piece of paper in the box or directions on the back!
2. Take the tampon out of the box(but leave it in the wrapper
3. Wash your hands
4. Unwrap the tampon.
5. Squat(I find this easiest), stand with one foot on the toilet seat or sit on the toilet with legs apart.
6. Insert it at a slight 45 degree angle(pointing towards your butt) holding it with your thumb and middle finger.
7. Remember to RELAX!!! Slide the inner tube all the way in.
8. Remove the inner and outer tubes
9. You're done! There should be a string hanging outside your body but nothing else.
Remove it the same way you put it in. Pull on the string out of your body. Don't worry, it probably won't come off because they are securely sewn on. If it hurts, then you used too high an absorbency or didn't leave it in long enough. Next time, try a lower absorbency or leave it in longer.
First time, it might hurt a little coming in and out. This is normal, but if it continues then stop using tampons.
Plastic is easier especially for the first time. You may want to try a slender too if you haven't had your period several times already. If you abseloutely 5,000,000% have to use a cardboard tampon then try putting some vaseline on it to make it slide in smoother, but I would suggest plastic for the first time.
If you're wearing a bathing suit, make sure the string is IN your bathing suit, not hanging out!!!
RELAX. Relaxing is key. You don't need to tighten anything at any point
When you go pee(I try to pee between tampons but if it's an emergency and you don't have a new tampon...) pat, don't wipe.
by cinderella161danielle on 8/29/2009 3:16:16 PM
by dancer247 on 8/27/2009 10:28:49 PM
i just inserted my first tampon and itkinda hurts. is it supossed to or is something wrong?
by dancer247 on 8/27/2009 10:23:21 PM
I wanna try tampons I don't have my period my mom doesn't approve of tamponz helpp
by Dreamyzoe on 8/25/2009 12:52:54 PM
hey girlz!!! heres some tips on putting in a tampon:
4 me, the best way is o squat. relax your stomach mussles. RELAX. it really helps. push the tampon in @ an angle, and remember RELAX. when your fingers touch your skin, use the applicater to push it in the rest of the way.
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by artist4liiife on 8/15/2009 12:29:24 AM
I use OB tampons. They don't have an applicator
by hannah12 on 8/14/2009 11:52:47 PM
by vamp4life17 on 8/14/2009 6:40:23 PM
ok so i just tried putting a tampon in and it hurt really bad and wen i pulled it out it hurt really bad i am really afraid that something is wrong with me down there. I kinda wish someone could show me but i dont want anyone to look at me "down there"
by =D-sigh- on 8/12/2009 4:47:34 PM
My mom helped me with my first one. But I think it was too big and it hurt! I DON'T use tampons.
by chica97 on 8/10/2009 5:00:09 PM
tampons aren't that bad. The first day that I got my period i understood it fine so i was good. I personally think that pads are gross but thats just me, I'm glad that gl can help with these things
by happygal12 on 8/8/2009 10:49:32 PM
i have not have not had my period yet buut really wanna no how to put one in when i get mine. im 11 and my mom got hers when she was fourteen! wonder if i will get it when im fourteen to.
by wadestheman on 8/8/2009 4:56:20 PM
hey willow xx that was very specific... just wat i needed .. THNX!!!
by horserox23 on 8/7/2009 8:57:28 PM
by horserox23 on 8/7/2009 8:49:18 PM
hey there!! I use tampons and I've found that it's more comfortable to insert and remove tampons if YOU JUST RELAX!! try leaning against something and taking deep breaths. If you are are using a tampon for the first time, i recommend Tampax Pearl lights. GoOd LuCk! ;)
by mrocks on 8/6/2009 3:57:10 PM
heyy. im really worried when my period is going to come because i'm a swimmer (I swim all year round) and what if it happens IN the water???? i mean that would be really really gross, plus embarrasing to have to tell my coaches. do you have any recomendations on what to do? i have pads for when it does come. but not tampons....but i would need to use them when i get my period because ima swimmer. i just dont wanna get my period in the water. what should i do???
by ksea42 on 8/5/2009 5:55:47 PM
I didn't know you could use k-y jell for that....so ok if i need to,i might use it!
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by undercoverpony on 8/4/2009 3:19:40 PM
Thanks Allie!!! It really helps, I'm calm and I'm gonna go try it. You rock!
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by bushcoo64656667 on 8/3/2009 12:41:32 PM
Another thing! Please help! When I put a tampon in, it hurts really super bad! I thought I was doing it right... I used a mirror and everything... I'm so desperate! I really need to figure this out! Please help me! ANYONE!
by amandaleemee on 8/3/2009 12:51:09 AM
I have a swimming party tomorrow and I have 'Aunt Flow.' Do I wear a tampon for that? Answers quick please!!!
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by Greendaygirl95 on 7/31/2009 11:21:18 AM
Everything here helped SOOOOOO much!! thank you lots!!!
by kiwi_dancer on 7/29/2009 5:45:41 PM
yeah i had my first period last month and i am 12 years old. I really HATE pads and i was wondering that if i use a tampon how do i go use the bathroom?? doesn't the tampon get icky with you know what??
by akshaya18g on 7/27/2009 12:33:40 PM
um i am like 12 and i had my 1st period last month and i really hate pads i was wondering how do you go to the bathroom with a tampon doesn't it get like... umm wet??
by akshaya18g on 7/27/2009 12:32:19 PM
when i 1st tried, i hadnt started yet. my mom wanted me to go ahead and try, it might be easier. well believe me it wasnt! dont try a tampon until u r on ur period. it hurts. put vasaline on the tip of the tampon before you insert it. that helps alot!
by ashleebrooks12 on 7/27/2009 11:54:31 AM
here whatcha gotta do
put one foot on toliet, on one floor
use a mirror
relax (try listening to music)cuz otherwise muscles tighten causing pain and discomfert
if u dont put it in at a 45 degree angle it hurts and wont go in all the way
and if u pull it out when its really dry it'll hurt
if u aviod those. its painless
dont try if ur frustrated
hope this helps!
by veemaire on 7/26/2009 6:11:03 PM
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by cross_country_luver on 7/24/2009 9:38:33 PM
Hey girls. I read a couple of the comments above and as a teenager myself... i have learned alot of tricks that come in handy when your at school 5 days a week... and can't exactly pay attention while your worrying about leaking and hoping you don't have serious cramps.
1) If you don't like tampons... it may sound wierd.. but when i first had my period it worked and it still does. -- fold some toilet paper, and make sure it's thick enough. then just put it in snuggly right below where the blood comes out. And the toilet paper will save you from having to change your pads alot. just make sure to change it everytime you go to the bathroom.
2) if your experimenting with tampons... and want to know which ones will suit you best... go for the o..b. tampons. They are really small and cute and are really good at absorbing. And don't try to use a tampon on any other day than your 1st or 2nd. If it doesn't feel like it's going up, and it hurts.... then don't even bother with a tampon that day.
3) Alot of people above me talk about "where the tampon is supposed to be put". Well, it is VERY SIMPLE: ask yourself this: where does the blood come out???
so In order to stop the blood from coming out.. you insert the tampon into that opening.
it may seem very uncomfortable the first time.. but you'll get used to it. AND IF it reallly hurts,, just take it out.
4) PAIN: alot of people ask if tampons hurt. and the large tampons DO hurt.. but if you use a tiny tampon like an o.b. it DOESN"T. O.B tampons are definitely my fav, because they don't require much labour to insert them. they are also very cute. If you want to try a sample.. you can order them for free off of their website.
Someone above me also said "I'm embarresed". and that totally made me upset. Girls shouldn't be embarresed by their period. It's obvious to be concerned about these issues WE ALL HAVE. But if we never learn these tips than we can't accomplish anything. It may seem like a silly issue, but you period makes you a woman and despite all the pain it may bring to your body... it's worth it.
It shows that your strong, and that you can take care of yourself.
by mmaillou on 7/24/2009 12:03:55 PM
i used 2 struggle w/ tampons, but then i discovered the O.B. non-applicator ones were WAYYYYYYY eaiser.. the key is 2 RELAX (try readin a book, or listn 2 ur ipod 2 RELAX)
by BlackPrada563 on 7/23/2009 2:06:19 PM
by callaway4ever on 7/23/2009 2:02:39 AM
Tampons are a lot easier, more convenient, and not as gross as pads are to deal with. I suggest trying them at least once to see if they work for you. I always used to think it would hurt, but it doesn't. So I suggest trying it, for you might end up preferring them over pads!
by supersingershannon on 7/22/2009 9:21:23 PM
.... I really don't think I have the hole it goes in. LOL! How do you find it???
by sporty-girl-8 on 7/22/2009 11:51:30 AM
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by Sweetthing125 on 7/20/2009 3:29:16 PM
your (v) opening is your middle hole it is bigger than the hole your pee comes out of and is kind of close to ur butthole mod are the people tht will right u back like katie p.
by megirl9876 on 7/19/2009 3:25:31 PM
p.s what does MOD mean?
by il0vfalloutboy on 7/19/2009 3:09:12 PM
where is the "v" opening?
by il0vfalloutboy on 7/19/2009 3:08:27 PM
hey girls and/or MOD please help i am always afraid when i am on my period that if i sleep on my side that it will leak out o the side tht i slept on any advice please help
by megirl9876 on 7/19/2009 2:40:44 PM
Let me say that you young girls should have nothing to be embarrassed about - I'm 19 as of last June and I'm just barely using my first tampon this week (and I've had my period since I was eleven or twelve years old!).
The thing of it is, I know that I've put it in the right place, and I've inserted it until even the tips of my fingers are inside - I KNOW that the applicator is in all the way before I push the plunger and let the tampon out before pulling out and flushing the (flushable!) applicator. It took me a few tries to get used to getting it all the way in, but it still feels like it's sticking out a little too far because I can feel it when I lean to one leg or sit down/stand up - like my body is trying to eject it as soon as I get off of the toilet. Is this something that just happens and I'll get used to, or something I'm only feeling because it's my first time and I'm SO aware of the fact that there's a tampon inside me? Or should I look for a brand of tampons with a longer applicator so that I can get the tampon in further? The ones I'm using are Tampax with cardboard applicators, slender regular size, from a variety box that my aunt left under the sink (so I didn't have to buy something I don't know if I'll continue to use). I like the idea of a tampon because my pads tend to bunch up so I end up bleeding on my clothes - am I doing something wrong, is it something I need to get used to, or do I need to find tampons with a longer applicator?
by strivetoresist on 7/18/2009 3:32:43 PM
Hey everybody i'm new here! But i have some questions about tampons, i really really want to use them and i've tired them i tried the Playtex Sport cuz my best friend uses them and she says they are great!! but i cant find my opening and it hurts when i try to put it in i dont know why?? So since i'm a beginner at this should i try Tampax Pearl lites or Playtex Sport?
by haleycrosby87 on 7/17/2009 6:24:55 PM
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by thblad16 on 7/16/2009 2:27:10 PM
heyy sportybabe and willow xx,
you have GREAT info! i dont have my period yet but its great to know!!
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by teamcheerio on 7/7/2009 8:35:03 PM
is i ok to use 100% pure petrolim jelly??? SOS!!!
by heath girl on 7/7/2009 1:18:22 PM
OK! Thanks so much for the help!!!
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by chica97 on 6/30/2009 7:49:09 AM
I haven't tried it yet but I'm afraid I'll put it in the wrong spot.
by chica97 on 6/30/2009 7:47:51 AM
it is kinda easy
by Photochickie on 6/29/2009 6:40:29 PM
by kajeet35454 on 6/29/2009 4:56:55 PM
Hey guys, Im having trouble insirting a tampon. Is it ok to use water instead of k-y jelly?
by lovya14 on 6/29/2009 1:12:02 PM
Alright girlies, inserting a tampon at first can be well...gross. But once you get the hang of it, it isn't that bad! Here are a few tips that help when inserting a tampon:
1. Remember, RELAX your muscles. If they aren't relaxed, it can make it harder to insert a tampon...which will make it hurt!
2. When you insert a tampon, put it at a slight angle to follow the slant of your vagina. There is no way the tampon can go into your uterus or anywhere else-there aren't any openings where the tampon can get through!
3. What also helps me is Vaseline. Even though it sounds strange, put some vaseline on the tip of the tampon before inserting it. This will help the tampon slide in easily.
4. A mirror. For your first few tries, use a mirror to help you find your vagina opening. Don't know where it is? It is the hole right below where pee comes out. Your anus is right above it.
5. Another way to find your vagina opening is this: Spread the lower part of your butt cheecks apart...then look below your butt. This will help the vagina become more visible.
We all know getting your period is a pain the butt and gross...but one positive is that our body is showing us that we are healthy! That's a plus!
I hoped I helped someone! Good Luck! Remember to just do it no matter how scared you are because - trust me - you will feel so much cleaner, happier, and better during your period with a tampon.
by sportybabe on 6/29/2009 1:08:13 PM
by lovya14 on 6/29/2009 1:07:14 PM
Thnx willowxx thats exactally wht i needed lol im a retard but still
by swimmerxox on 6/29/2009 8:17:10 AM
sabbyeps2324--ugh too true! periods are the worst... but still, guys have their own puberty problems...
by ttlredhead on 6/29/2009 12:49:44 AM
I am still scared to stick something up there that people say can hurt and I still can't find my vaginal opening through all of that blood and stuff even after I cleaned it in the shower. Boy, I hate periods. Boys are waaaaaay luckier in some ways.
by sabbyeps2324 on 6/28/2009 9:11:04 PM
it really helps to relax while putting them in
by nelly478 on 6/28/2009 2:32:19 PM
yeah... periods are really gross. I am too scared to stick something up my "v". How do you people just stick little tampons in there. I don't even know where my "v" is! *laughs* I feel stupid...
by sabbyeps2324 on 6/28/2009 10:00:48 AM
by jellybean2010 on 6/28/2009 1:47:19 AM
well i dont even have my period yet but im kind of scared becuz its like discusting to stick something up yur va jj omg i think im sick. im like scared! HELP!
by degrassi101 on 6/28/2009 1:06:00 AM
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by Totally_Animalz on 6/27/2009 10:44:44 AM
thanx that help alot! everyone who posted tips, thank you!
by gracie/soccer on 6/26/2009 11:46:59 AM
Doing It Right So It Wont Hurt,
Yes you can insert one and not have it hurt. But the first few times might feel strange or uncomfortable because it isn't a normal feeling have something in there. I think if you are starting out, following what the other girls have said will work. My thoughts on making it as good as can be are,
Use a mirror, I know it sounds weird but squatting over a mirror and seeing where it goes and how it goes in helps so much.
Using thinner or more slender tampons instead of fatter or thicker ones help because they are easier to insert inside the vagina at first. But after a while when you get used to them wider ones are easy to use. And like someone said you just move it along the vagina to find the right place. It goes in the hole that stretches.
K-Y JELLY LUBRICANT
And nothing works better than using a lubricant to help it slide in. I now use K-Y Jelly that you can get from the store every time I use tampons. The only thing I hate about using a lubricant is that I have to get it from the condom section at the store. But believe me nothing helps more than some K-Y Jelly.
I hope that helps, it isn't as bad as you think after you get used to doing it.
by luckykel on 6/25/2009 10:53:20 PM
Okay, what if I tried to put one in, but it is hard to take it out? Does that mean it hasnt absorbed enough ... fluid ... ?
by JustAnAverageGirl on 6/25/2009 10:27:42 PM
by boxerdog on 6/25/2009 9:18:54 PM
Urghh I still can't do it! (well I haven't even tried....) It sounds really tricky with the whole applicator-pushing-with your finger thing or whatever it is!!!
p.s. willow xx thanks for the tips
by boxerdog on 6/25/2009 2:50:51 PM
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by lizzierox1 on 6/25/2009 10:22:18 AM
that helped a lot!!!
SERIOUSLY IT DID!
by clairie jonse on 6/25/2009 12:19:36 AM
I have tried all of that, but it only goes halfway in and then stops!! And then I try to push it in but then it really starts to hurt! Why is that? And can you please post this because I've tried posting this a lot of times but it never shows up. I understand if you are busy though But MODDDD and GURLIES help!!
by volleyballgirl102 on 6/24/2009 10:46:54 PM
ewwwww it a fact of life but still ewwwwwww!
by graceygirl77 on 6/24/2009 9:14:59 PM
Tampons are so much easier! You shouldn't be scared! They are a true blessing - trust me!
Once, though, I was at school and I had a tampon in and it was Regular but it filled up and leaked, and luckily I had a pad. I just didn't want to change it at school because I didn't want anything to go wrong
by pointeprincess on 6/24/2009 7:14:36 PM
Hey girlies! I think a lot of people have major issues finding WHERE their vaginal opening is. That's what I was having issues with when I first tried to insert a tampon (I've had my period twice, but used tampons even on my first!).
Here's some extra tips.
1. For your first try, buy slender Tampax tampons. It might be easier for you to use a plastic applicator, although cardboard ones aren't that much different. The plastic ones from Tampax are called Tampax Pearls.
You may want to use slender tampons (for light periods even if your period is heavy, until you're comfortable with inserting them. If your flow is heavy, just change it more often.
2. When you're looking to insert your first time, squat down in front of a mirror. Just look down there and sort of rub the tampon across the length of "down there" and find the vaginal opening. It's the last hole closest to your butt.
3. Okay, you've found the hole. Now, slowly insert the tampon into the opening, and just sort of work your way up, until the edge of the tampon is just showing like three millimeters. Grab it with your thumb and pointer finger of whichever hand you write with, and with the other, push the applicator thing. Then pull at the applicator, and it will come out. The string will be hanging out of your body. You may want to wear a liner for added protection.
4. Put the applicator in the nearest trash can. DO NOT FLUSH, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE PLASTIC! Yikes!
5. When it comes time to remove, squat or sit on the toilet. Sometimes putting one foot on the toilet seat and the other leg on the ground is also helpful.
Grab the string and pull in the direction you inserted. If it's too painful to bear, and it hasn't been anywhere near fiv hours, and you KNOW it isn't heavy, wait, because it hasn't absorbed enough liquids. If it has, soak the tampon with water in the shower. Then take another go at removing it.
6. Wrap the tampon in toilet paper or in the liner then toilet paper, if you were wearing a liner. Then insert another tampon. Meghan D.
by willow xx on 6/23/2009 8:46:40 PM
first comment? i think
ok ive always wondered how do you do it this
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