Wearing a tampon is a great way of doing all the activities you love even when you have your period – like swimming! After all, just because you have your period doesn’t mean you have to stop being your amazing self. But many girls hold off using tampons because they feel unsure of how to use them – how to put in a tampon and how to remove a tampon. Rest assured. Removing a tampon is quite simple. You’ll be a real tampon removal pro after just a try or two. Tips on how to remove a tampon
Here’s how to remove a tampon. Be sure to wash your hands before changing your tampon so that you don’t get any germs near your vagina. Next, tampons have a string attached to them that stays hanging outside your body. That removal string is sewn on extra tight, so it won’t come off. Gently and firmly pull on the string that is left hanging outside your body and your tampon will slide right out. Ta-da! That’s how to remove a tampon.
Once you’ve successfully removed your tampon, you may be wondering how to dispose of your tampon, too. Tampon disposal is also super easy. Follow these simple guidelines: Wrap it, bin it (never flush it!), and you’re all set.Troubleshooting
What if you can’t find the string? If your tampon’s string isn’t hanging outside your vagina for you to pull out when you’re ready to remove your tampon, don’t panic.
On very rare occasions, the string can get tucked up inside you along with your tampon. Don’t worry. It’s still pretty easy to get your tampon out. 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. High five. Now you know how to remove a tampon even when you can’t find the string. So, now you can tampon on, worry free!
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.