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How do you put in a tampon without it hurting?

Last Updated: 16th June, 2020

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Insert the tampon.
  1. Use your thumb and middle finger to pull out both tubeswithout touching the string.
  2. Avoid touching the string while you are inserting thetampon because the string should be moving along with thetampon up into the vaginal canal.
  3. Throw away the applicator and wash your hands when you aredone.

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Likewise, people ask, is it normal for a tampon to hurt when you put it in?

A tampon may hurt the first timeyou try to insert it, but it shouldn't be bad. Youshouldn't feel it once it's in, so if there still is pain ordiscomfort, you may not have inserted it correctly. A goodrule of thumb: If your tampon feels at all uncomfortable,take it out!

One may also ask, how do you put a tampon in for the first time? How to insert a tampon

  1. Sit on the toilet with your knees apart.
  2. Using the tip of the tampon, open the folds of skin on yourvagina and slide the entire barrel inside, angling towards yourback.
  3. Insert it as far as your middle finger and thumb, at the grip– or middle – of the applicator.

Likewise, why do tampons hurt to take out?

Sometimes tampons are inserted incorrectly(usually they're not in far enough) and they feel weird. The factthat it hurt when you pulled it out is becausetampons are designed to expand in your body. When youpull out a dry tampon that's only been in your vaginaa short time, it can be uncomfortable.

How can I make a tampon more comfortable?

Wash your hands and get into a comfortableposition. You can squat, put one leg up, or sit on the toilet withyour knees apart. Push the tampon into your vagina using theapplicator or your finger, depending on what kind of tamponyou have. Inserting a tampon in your vagina is morecomfortable if you're relaxed.

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Cristela Jarava

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Why can't I insert a tampon?

It may hurt when you are trying to insert yourtampon because you are really stressed out and tensing upyour muscles down there, which creates resistance and makes itpainful and difficult to insert a tampon. It is okay to usesome gentle pressure when putting in the tampon evenif it tears your hymen a little.

Ibra Hlyupin

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Do tampons hurt if I'm a virgin?

Tampons work just as well for girls who arevirgins as they do for girls who have had sex. And eventhough using a tampon can occasionally cause a girl's hymento stretch or tear, it does not cause a girl to lose hervirginity. (Only having sex can do that.) That waythe tampon should slip in easier.

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Can you shower with a tampon on?

It's fine to wear a tampon in the bath orshower. Although it's perfectly OK to use a tamponwhile showering or bathing, many girls find they don't needone. Most of the time blood won't leak out. But if it does, its nota big deal since it's not like swimming where you're in thewater with other people.

Astrid Sardoo

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Can you feel a tampon while sitting?

Tampons should definitely not hurt when yousit down. You shouldn't even be able to feel yourtampon inside you, no matter what position you are in. Isuspect your tampon isn't inserted deep enough and that'swhy you are feeling it when you sitdown.

Jinhai Tiralongo

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Can you use Vaseline to insert a tampon?

Use Lubrication: If vaginal dryness makestampon insertion difficult, use a water-based vaginallubricant on the applicator tip. Never use petroleum jellyas a vaginal lubricant; petroleum jelly can create abreeding ground for vaginal infections. Throw AwayPackaging.

Magencia Jadeke

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Can a 12 year old wear a tampon?

Dr. Farah Kroman: Yes, tampons can be used fromthe first period, as soon as the tampon user is comfortablewith this. Make sure your daughter reads and understands theinstructions and changes the tampons every 3-4 hours,earlier if they fill up or at a maximum of 8 hrs.

Cesareo Harbusch

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What age use tampons?

How old do you have to be to use tampons?It's possible for you to start using tampons as soon as youget your period, which could be as young as 10 for somegirls.