Some girls prefer tampons over pads. That’s because they absorb period blood before it even has a chance to leave your body. This means you can go swimming, play sports, and wear any shape knickers you want while you have your period. Even though tampons are super great, some girls are worried their tampon will get stuck inside the body. We’re here to answer the burning question of the day:Can a Tampon Get Stuck?
The short answer: Technically, no.
The long answer: Still, no. But on very rare occasions, they can be harder to remove, leading some girls to think their tampon is stuck. Read on for more deeds.How to Remove a Tampon
Tampons are pretty easy to remove. They have a string attached to them that stays hanging outside your body. The string is your safeguard that your tampon can’t get stuck inside you. Don’t worry. That removal string is sewn on extra tight, so it won’t come off. When you’re ready to remove your tampon, relax, gently pull on the string, and out comes the tampon! Wrap it and bin it. And voila! You’ve removed your tampon. Easy peasy. No stuck tampon.What If I Can’t Find the String?
On very rare occasions, the string can get tucked up inside you along with your tampon. If your tampon is stuck like that, don’t panic. Here’s how to get a stuck tampon out. It’s pretty easy. Relax and use your fingers to reach into your vagina. Your vagina is only about 7 to 13 cm long. You should be able to feel your tampon up there, grab it, and pull it out. Now you know how to get a “stuck” tampon out. So, now you can tampon on, worry free!Why Can’t Tampons Get Stuck Or Lost?
Understanding the basics of how tampons work will help you understand why tampons can’t really get stuck or lost. This is because of your anatomy, or the way your body is built. Tampons are held in your vagina. The end of your vagina is closed off by your cervix, which only has a tiny little opening smaller than the tip of a pen to let through things like period blood. This means a tampon cannot pass from the vagina through the cervix into your uterus. So, there’s literally nowhere for a tampon to go! That said, it may feel like your tampon is stuck if you are very tense. Try to relax your muscles that hold the tampon before you pull the string and it will come right out.So, can a tampon get stuck? Nope.
Are you new to using tampons? We recommend TAMPAX Pearl Compak for first-time tampon users because it’s easy to use and offers great protection. Its smooth, rounded-tip applicator makes insertion super easy. Now you can lay out on the beach with friends, go to a pool party, dominate on the football pitch, or absolutely anything else you feel like doing knowing you’ll be protected and comfortable while on your period.