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I don't like tampons they're really uncomfortable
by Dizzy Little Dreamer on 6/19/2013 1:03:55 AM
by ladedagirl on 6/14/2013 4:27:42 PM
quick! i am going swimming later today and i have my period and i tried a light flow tampon today during school and it leaked a bit! should i just try a bigger tampon when i go or should i sit out?
by animallover0 on 6/12/2013 1:18:21 PM
by emily_bergi on 5/30/2013 6:26:14 PM
I am 16 and I have been having my period since I was 11 I always used pads. I want to start using tampons but every time I try, it won't go in. I don't know what's wrong and I don't feel comfortable talking to my mom about it. I got the smallest tampons I could find and I have tried many times but I always feel resistance and pain. I don't want to hurt myself and I am getting very frustrated. I know you are supposed to be calm and everything else that the directions say but I still can't do it. I heard that I should try to lubricate the end of the tampon but I haven't tried that yet. Any other advice??
by Ithilethiel on 5/22/2013 3:09:16 PM
by MTC 415 on 4/21/2013 12:29:38 AM
by zoenep on 3/29/2013 12:24:51 AM
by anitakay11 on 3/26/2013 6:02:34 PM
by ShirleyFeeney on 3/25/2013 3:33:34 PM
by alexandrah99 on 3/16/2013 3:56:28 PM
by bothun2000 on 3/15/2013 10:43:12 PM
by 2580Samantha2580 on 3/12/2013 1:18:21 PM
by TaylorEK on 3/11/2013 4:24:29 PM
by DMlover123 on 3/8/2013 10:46:42 PM
by DMlover123 on 3/8/2013 9:07:54 PM
I want to use them but there are 2 probs my mom is wierd to talk to about your period and my pieriod is gone I hade it got a year then it was gone it has been gone sense 6-8 months ago help I'm only 13 almost 14
by Sneakers88 on 2/21/2013 5:14:05 PM
by samileigh13 on 2/18/2013 1:46:29 PM
Well tampons are not that bad
by kayseyM on 2/10/2013 8:48:43 PM
by purple10115 on 2/4/2013 5:11:41 AM
by cuddlebug143 on 1/25/2013 10:38:22 AM
by gorillagirl14 on 1/20/2013 8:50:42 PM
by fashionqn on 1/20/2013 12:58:35 AM
Can I use tampons for discharge? Or just use a pad?
by animallover0 on 1/7/2013 3:28:41 PM
I'm on my period and I have always used pads. I have been having periods for about a year and a half. I am active so my pads rip up easily when I run and sometimes at school. It is so gross! I asked my friends about tampons and they said that they work great. I really want to learn how to use them but I'm scared to ask anyone. My mom knows about my period but I so don't want to ask her about it. Could you please help me.
by Originally Unique on 1/2/2013 5:09:59 PM
by Cet on 12/28/2012 4:30:01 PM
by flipper9983 on 12/9/2012 7:22:18 PM
by Luckyme101 on 12/9/2012 6:15:43 PM
So livlovesoccer14, using tampons is easy when you learn how. I dont know why they dont put diagrams on GL about how to properly use one but there are other places online like kotex that gives diagrams on how to put one in. Best way is to prop up one of your legs and get comfortable enough so you can insert it. The vaseline helps it go in easier and at first you may just want to use more than you need but it does get easy after a few tries.
by fashionqn on 12/3/2012 11:45:34 PM
I have no idea how to put in a tampon..and i need to start wearing one! I hate pads! And with sports they are so uncomfortable. Help please!
by livlovesoccer14 on 11/12/2012 6:14:16 PM
by purple10115 on 11/8/2012 5:22:36 AM
by kat_13 on 11/4/2012 5:11:40 PM
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So the other i started my period for the first time, im using tampons, but whenever i put them in it is really uncomfortable and almost painful, did I put it in wrong? it is supposed to hurt when you first start using them? help!! thanks
Hey Girl, Yes, its normal for a tampon to hurt the first time you try them. THis link might help you out:
by liddywitty on 11/1/2012 3:45:53 PM
by purple10115 on 11/1/2012 7:57:45 AM
by HoopsGirl99 on 10/30/2012 4:19:22 PM
by Swift_lover123 on 10/26/2012 11:07:56 PM
by Swift_lover123 on 10/26/2012 2:14:51 AM
The best advice I can give is to insert the tampon at a diagonal angle, sort of towards your spine, if you know what I mean. That's what kept messing me up at first. Also, if you mess up once, unwrap a new one and try again in like an hour. And don't get down if you can't get it at first, just think; you're better at doing it now than a guy would be after five years of trying. ;)
by grace1089 on 10/20/2012 9:46:53 PM
by andra616 on 10/15/2012 4:28:45 PM
by KKH81497 on 10/14/2012 5:17:24 PM
by Moira1999 on 10/10/2012 10:15:55 AM
MOD MOD MOD MOD (Lynae P ?)
Can a MOD other than Hannah H please answer my question? I really need an answer ASAP!! My question was since im at the very end of my period and im getting light brownish almost pinkish brownish, but not really discharge am i safe to go swimming without a tampon? my flow is super duper light, if anything at all, thanks! And sorry if im being impatient/rude!
I think it's safe. You're really the best judge of your own body and its situations, so if you think you're in the clear then you probably are. It's not like you'll be in the water for several hours straight without any way to check up on if things are going well or not. Jordan S.
by swimmergirl14 on 10/9/2012 6:05:30 PM
when i tried to put the tampon in the private thing i kept shaking so i gave up and i was scared so wht do i do
by magskelly on 10/9/2012 5:54:34 PM
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so i asked my mom how do doctors know when you will have your period she said they look at other developments
say your doctor said you will get your period at uhh 13 could you get it earlier or later
Your period is generally something that you can't tell simply from looking, but your mom is correct. Your body goes through other changes about the time when your first period may come. It's different for every girl, but your hips tend to get wider, your breasts grow, you grow pubic hair, you experience thicker discharge or spotting, you get cramps, etc. But when it comes down to it, it's very hard to get an exact idea of when. Jordan S.
by Wildunicorns on 10/9/2012 5:24:30 PM
MOD MOD MOD !!
My comment was posted and it said Hannah H. answered it but theres isnt an answer!! Could a MOD please answer it? thanks!
by swimmergirl14 on 10/9/2012 3:47:07 PM
MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD !!!!
So im at the very end of my period, and when i go to the bathroom, there isn't any red just like light brownish (almost pinkish brown but not really) discharge. I have swim practice tonight, and don't want to use a tampon. Am i safe for practice or am i still having my period? Help! Thanks!
by swimmergirl14 on 10/9/2012 3:10:37 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I got my first period. But there is ONE big problem...
I don't dare to tell my mom! My plan is to wait until my next period and then tell her, but I think that I still don't dare to say it to her then! Please help!
by Moira1999 on 10/9/2012 12:35:37 PM
So many of people who dont use them dont know even know how to put them in and there is a lot of wrong information about them, especially from friends.
I think more of my friends know how to put a condom on a guy than even know how to use a tampon themselves, and we should be knowledgeable about both. For some activities they are a must and the only way to go!!
by fashionqn on 10/8/2012 4:44:31 PM
by parisgirl101 on 10/7/2012 8:57:19 PM
by lotsaluv101 on 10/7/2012 8:44:02 PM
by lpolk on 10/7/2012 5:24:29 PM
by YayaYuiki on 10/7/2012 12:54:24 AM
I actually started using tampons recently and I swear people mean it when they say it's nothing to be scared of. Actually, they're really great and comfortable.
by ohheyitsjennyy on 10/6/2012 10:25:54 PM
by purple10115 on 10/5/2012 5:20:43 PM
by purple10115 on 10/5/2012 7:12:49 AM
by lilja on 10/5/2012 7:03:39 AM
eewwwww!!!! I could never stick my finger "up there" that's gross. I hope the string never comes off while I'm wearing a tampon!!!!
by taylorswiftlover101 on 10/4/2012 11:35:00 PM
Tampons scare me too! They seem like they would hurt if you put it up there. I haven't had my period yet so I don't have to worry yet.
by YouCanCallMeCat on 10/4/2012 5:19:39 PM
is it normal to feel wird when walking with a tampon inside you proprly
by purplegirl1753 on 10/4/2012 4:59:39 PM
The strings can come off? Ok, now im really scared lol.
by baileymoose on 10/4/2012 1:28:37 PM
Tampons scare me too.
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