how to insert
a tampon

how to insert a tampon

1

Wash your hands with soap and water.

2

Make sure the tampon is fully sealed and the plastic wrapper is intact.

3

Sitting on the toilet, remove the tampon from its plastic wrapper.

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4

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

4

Holding the tampon with one hand, pull the string from one end so it hangs down from the tampon.

5

With your legs spread apart, use your non-dominant hand to spread the lips of your vagina.

5

With your legs spread apart, use your non-dominant hand to spread the lips of your vagina.

6

Hold the ridged part of the outer tube and place the tip of the applicator at your vaginal opening. Gently push till the ridged part is almost inside of you.

6

Hold the tampon between the thumb and middle finger and place the pointer finger on the base of the end that has the string dangling down.

7

Holding the outer tube steady, use your free finger to push the inner tube completely into the outer tube, till the ends of each tube are close together.

7

While still holding your vagina lips, push the tampon inside your vagina, aiming towards the lower back.

8

Gently pull out the fully compressed applicator tube. The tampon is now inserted and the string should be outside your body.

8

Using your pointer finger, slide the tampon in until most of the finger is inside your vagina with only the string dangling outside.

9

Stand up; if still uncomfortable, adjust the tampon by gently pushing until all you can see is the string.

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3

Wash your hands with soap and water.

Make sure the tampon is fully sealed and the plastic wrapper intact.

Sitting on the toilet, remove the tampon from its plastic wrapper.

10

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

11

Don’t feel discouraged if your first attempt isn’t successful.

If after several tries you’re still unsuccessful, see your doctor and use pads in the meantime.

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APPLICATOR

4

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

5

With your legs spread apart, use your non-dominant hand to spread the lips of your vagina.

6

Hold the ridged part of the outer tube and place the tip of the applicator at your vaginal opening. Gently push till the ridged part is almost inside of you.

7

Holding the outer tube steady, use your free finger to push the inner tube completely into the outer tube, till the ends of each tube are close together.

8

Gently pull out the fully compressed applicator tube. The tampon is now inserted and the string should be outside your body.

APPLICATOR FREE

4

Holding the tampon with one hand, pull the string from one end so it hangs down from the tampon.

5

With your legs spread apart, use your non-dominant hand to spread the lips of your vagina.

6

Hold the tampon between the thumb and middle finger and place the pointer finger on the base of the end that has the string dangling down.

7

While still holding your vagina lips, push the tampon inside your vagina, aiming towards the lower back.

8

Using your pointer finger, slide the tampon in until most of the finger is inside your vagina with only the string dangling outside.

TIPS ON USE

WHAT SIZE TAMPON SHOULD I USE AND WHEN SHOULD I USE A TAMPON VS. PAD?

Tampons can feel intimidating to many girls or women experiencing their first period. Many may even start using pads, only choosing to switch to tampons when they feel restricted due to the size and bulkiness of some pads.

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.

Start with a small-sized (light or regular) tampon and experiment with how it feels in your body and how well it absorbs your blood flow.

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.

Some women wear pads or liners with tampons when they sleep, to avoid leaks, while others wear just pads to avoid changing in the middle of the night.

To prevent Toxic Shock Syndrome, hormonal disorders, cancer and other issues linked to chemicals in tampons, always use organic tampons.

If you’re just starting to use tampons, you’ll want to experience different sizes to discover what works best for you and your unique cycle.

organic cotton tampons

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Stand up; if still uncomfortable, adjust the tampon by gently pushing until all you can see is the string.

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

Don’t feel discouraged if your first attempt isn’t successful. If after several tries you’re still unsuccessful, see your doctor and use pads in the meantime.

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TIPS ON USE

WHAT SIZE TAMPON SHOULD I USE AND WHEN SHOULD I USE A TAMPON VS. PAD?

Tampons can feel intimidating to many girls or women experiencing their first period. Many may even start using pads, only choosing to switch to tampons when they feel restricted due to the size and bulkiness of some pads.

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.

Start with a small-sized (light or regular) tampon and experiment with how it feels in your body and how well it absorbs your blood flow.

Some women wear pads or liners with tampons when they sleep, to avoid leaks, while others wear just pads to avoid changing in the middle of the night.

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.

To prevent Toxic Shock Syndrome, hormonal disorders, cancer and other issues linked to chemicals in tampons, always use organic tampons.

If you’re just starting to use tampons, you’ll want to experience different sizes to discover what works best for you and your unique cycle.

organic cotton tampons

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