How to put in a tampon? I am scared.?!

Question: How to put in a tampon? I am scared.?
I am 14 and for my periods i wanna start wearing Tampons. I try to put it in but i fail. I am scared and dont know where to put it and will it get stuck and how do i get it out. I used a mirror but was still scared to push it in. Will it hurt?


Firstly some preporation;
Insert during your heaviest flow - never during very light flow.
Use lubrication - KY jelly or olive oil work fine.
Masturbate - to relax, lubricate, open and increase vaginal size.
Use cotton tampons - softer than rayon tampons so easier to insert.
Use non-applicator - smoother tips, less complicated and more control.
Use lowest absorbency - best to start with, and usually thinner.

To use tampons first wash hands and get into a comfortable position, unwrap the tampon and get the string hanging down, hold the tampon in one hand while your other hand holds open your labia.

For non-applicator then insert as far as it'll go aiming towards the bottom of the back. For applicator insert the outer tube into the vagina as far as it'll go, then use index finger to push the inner tube all the way into the outer tube to push the tampon into the vagina, once in remove the applicator.

The most important thing is to relax, if you are tense your vaginal muscles will tense-up making insertion difficult, you'd essentially be forcing the tampon into the vaginal walls, where as if relaxed the vagina should allow the tampon to go in without too much discomfort.

It's normal for tampons to be uncomfortable or painful sometimes because tampons are dry and absorbent, where as the vagina is moist and delicate, so they do cause friction and splitting in the walls of the vagina, chemicals in commercial brands can also cause irritation. If it hurts when moving then it's not in far enough, remove and try again later with a fresh tampon.

Precautions with tampon use;
Alternate between tampons and pads, do not use overnight, during light flow days, or during a vaginal infection, also as tampons leak most women will use pads as back-up. To lessen your risk of TSS and vaginal infections it's important to stay hygienic by changing tampons every 4-6 hours, and always use lowest absorbency, changing as flow changes.

To remove pull sting gently but firmly, wrap up and bin - never flush!

If there are problems don't panic, just try again later or use something else. Menstrual cups are a far better option as they are much safer and cleaner so no risk of TSS or infections, they thus can be worn with any flow for up to 12 hours including overnight or even before your period so more convenient. Cups are more comfortable and easier to use, they also don't leak like tampons.

If you are new to using a tampon, don't be nervous. It typically takes a beginner a couple of tries to get it right. But once you get it, you have it. Picking a day and time when your flow is light is key.

things you'll need:
Garbage can

Wash your hands with soap and water.

Take the tampon out of the wrapper. Throw the wrapper into the trash or hold it to put the applicator in afterward.

Position yourself over the toilet. You can spread your legs, squat or hover--however you feel comfortable.

Hold the tampon applicator with your middle finger and thumb at the finger-gripping area--a grooved area on the middle of the tube.

Hold the tampon at an angle and insert it into your vagina. Put it in slowly as far as you can without letting go with your middle finger and thumb.

Use your pointer finger--while holding the applicator with your other two fingers--to push the outer tube in toward your body. The tampon will come out the end that is inside you.

Remove the whole applicator slowly. The removal string should be hanging down from your vagina.

Wash your hands with soap and water.

If you feel discomfort, you may not have the tampon far enough inside.

Each tampon can be worn for up to eight hours, typically depending on how heavy your blood flow is.

Toxic-shock syndrome can be a side effect of leaving the tampon in too long.

if you're that self conscious about probably shouldn't do it. you might just hurt yourself, and there are to many rules with tampons so i would just stick with pads unless they're uncomfortable for you, if you don't like the bulkiness try the sport ones or pantyliner's. being your age i'd hate to have to go to the doctors or hospital to get a tampon yes it has happened.

Hey girl! I am 13 and I have never used a tampon either! I am so afraid. But I have been doing some research and I plan on using one on my next period. I found a video on youtube that helped me out a lot! Here is the link.

Hope it helps you like it helps me!
Good luck.... To the both of us! ;D

Sometimes it is a little uncomfortable, use the smallest ones you can find, and it helps if you're not too dry.

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