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I can't get the hang of tampons

I’ve been on my period for two-and-a-half years and I want to use tampons but every time I try to put one in, it hurts. Is this normal? How do I put one in without hurting?


Not to worry, using tampons for the first time is tricky for lots of gals. It’s normal for it to hurt until you get the hang of it. Definitely don’t force something that doesn’t feel right, though.


The trick may be the position you’re in (you can try lying down, standing up or squatting). Or it may be the angle that you’re holding the tampon. Our bodies are all different, so while you should use the guide that comes in the box of tampons, realize that your bod might need more or less of an angle.


Practice makes perfect, and you’ll eventually get the hang of it! And don't hesitate to ask your mom for help--she's been there and is sure to be able to give you a hand. Good luck, babe.

BY LINDSEY SILKEN ON 12/21/2010 5:35:00 PM


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