Changing your tampon in the school toilets or over at your friend’s house shouldn’t be a big deal. Just follow these helpful hints and nobody will know what you’re up to. Tampon Do’s
- Practice using tampons at home (only when you’re having your period of course!). See how quiet you can be when making a quick tampon change.
- Experiment with different types of protection. Some wrappers are crinkly, but others are made to be extra quiet and easy to open. TAMPAX has a selection of tampons with quiet wrappers that open with tabs, and you can place the applicator back in the wrapper to throw it away.
- Get to know your menstrual cycle, and always use the lowest absorbency tampon for your period flow. It’s much easier to get in and out when it’s smaller!
- For better hiding potential, try compact tampons. They’re full-size, but the applicator is tucked in on itself, so it fits in the palm of your hand. When you pull the tabs to open the wrapper, extend the applicator out until it clicks into place, and you’re good to go.
- Be discreet when bringing a tampon into the school toilet, but have fun with it, too. Challenge your friends to come up with the best hiding spots ... like, try tucking it in your bra or sock. Just make sure it’s secure — you don’t want it falling out onto the floor on your way down the corridor!
- Put your tampon wrapper or applicator in the bin without wrapping it; leaving it lying around is not very nice for the person who finds it!
- Remember, never flush your applicator away — it could block the toilet. If there’s a sanitary bin next to the toilet, put it there; otherwise, wrap it in some tissue and put it in the bin on your way to wash your hands.
Do you have any of your own tips to share about changing tampons on the go?