How to Insert
a Tampon

Your body. Your terms.

Cora's goods are smart, innovative, overachieving, and inspired by the women who wear them. We are changing how women relate to their period by creating naturally powerful body care.

How to Insert
a Tampon

Your body. Your terms.

Cora's goods are smart, innovative, overachieving, and inspired by the women who wear them. We are changing how women relate to their period by creating naturally powerful body care.

Choosing Your Absorbency

Cora tampons come in four absorbances: Light, Regular, Super and Super Plus. The absorbency you choose is up to you, but we recommend trying a Light or Regular tampon first and moving up in absorbency if you need to change your tampon more often than every four hours.

How to Insert Your Tampon

Choosing Your Absorbency

Cora tampons come in four absorbences: Light, Regular, Super and Super Plus. The absorbency you choose is up to you, but we recommend trying a Light or Regular tampon first and moving up in absorbency if you need to change your tampon more often than every four hours.

How to Insert Your Tampon

Applicator

1.

Wash your hands with soap and water and remove the tampon from its wrapper.

2.

Pull the applicator's inner tube out until it comes to a natural stop (it's roughly as long as the outer tube).

3.

Use your non-dominant hand to gently hold your labia apart. Push the tampon in until the outer tube is almost completely inside of you. It should insert easily, but you may need to wiggle the tampon side to side for easier insertion.

4.

Holding the outer tube at the ridge, push the inner tube completely into the outer tube, until the ends of each tube are close together. Gently pull out the applicator.

Applicator Free

1.

Wash your hands with soap and water and remove the tampon from its wrapper.

2.

Holding the tampon with one hand, pull the string from one end so it hangs down from the tampon. Place your pointer finger on the base.

3.

Gently hold your labia apart and push the tampon inside your vagina, aiming towards the lower back. It should insert easily, but you may need to wiggle the tampon side to side for easier insertion.

4.

Using your pointer finger, slide the tampon in until it comes to a natural stop and is inside your vagina with only the string dangling outside.

5.

Stand up. You should no longer feel the tampon inside of you. If you can still feel it, gently adjust the tampon with your finger.

 

6.

Dispose of the tampon wrapper and wash your hands again with soap and water.

Applicator

A sketch of two hands being washed.

1.

Wash your hands with soap and water and remove the tampon from its wrapper.

A sketch of two hands holding an applicator tampon and pulling out the applicator's inner tube.

2.

Pull the applicator's inner tube out until it comes to a natural stop (it's roughly as long as the outer tube).

A sketched anatomy overview of where the applicator tampon is inserted within the body.

3.

Use your non-dominant hand to gently hold the lips of your vagina apart. Push the tampon in until the outer tube is almost completely inside of you. It should insert easily, but you may need to wiggle the tampon side to side for easier insertion.

A sketch showing the placement of the tampon, with the applicator being removed.

4.

Holding the outer tube at the ridge, push the inner tube completely into the outer tube, until the ends of each tube are close together. Gently pull out the applicator.

Applicator Free

A sketch of two hands being washed.

1.

Wash your hands with soap and water and remove the tampon from its wrapper.

A sketch of two hands holding an applicator free tampon, with one hand on each edge.

2.

Holding the tampon with one hand, pull the string from one end so it hangs down from the tampon. Place your pointer finger on the base.

A sketched anatomy overview of where the applicator free tampon is inserted within the body.

3.

Gently hold the lips of your vagina apart and push the tampon inside your vagina, aiming towards the lower back. It should insert easily, but you may need to wiggle the tampon side to side for easier insertion.

A sketch of showing where the applicator free tampon sits in the body without the hand there to hold it.

4.

Using your pointer finger, slide the tampon in until it comes to a natural stop and is inside your vagina with only the string dangling outside.

5.

Stand up. You should no longer feel the tampon inside of you. If you can still feel it, gently adjust the tampon with your finger.

6.

Dispose of the tampon wrapper and wash your hands again with soap and water.

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Tips & Tricks

Cora tampons in their packaging.
Try different sizes

You may need a Super or Super Plus tampon for heavier days, and then move on to a Regular or Light tampon when your flow becomes lighter toward the end of your period.

Cora tampons in a jar on a counter.
When to change

Always change your tampon every 4-8 hours. Blood on the tampon string indicates that the tampon is saturated with blood, so change it right away.

A woman wearing period underwear, which can be worn as a backup with pads, liners, or tampons.
Extra protection

To avoid leaks, some women wear pads or liners with tampons when they sleep. Period Underwear also pairs well with tampons and is a great sustainable option.

Tips & Tricks

Try different sizes

You may need a Super or Super Plus tampon for heavier days, and then move on to a Regular or Light tampon when your flow becomes lighter toward the end of your period.

When to change

Always change your tampon every 4-8 hours. Blood on the tampon string indicates that the tampon is saturated with blood, so change it right away.

Extra protection

To avoid leaks, some women wear pads or liners with tampons when they sleep. Period Underwear also pairs well with tampons and is a great sustainable option.

With every Cora purchase, we give pads to a girl who needs them.

We use the power of business to fight for gender equality and provide products, education, and jobs to girls and women in need in developing nations and right here at home.


With every Cora purchase, we give pads to a girl who needs them.

We use the power of business to fight for gender equality and provide products, education, and jobs to girls and women in need in developing nations and right here at home.

Girls in Kenya celebrating. With every Cora purchase, we give pads to a girl who needs them.