Here are some facts about tampons that might just surprise you.
- A tampon is easy to insert and remove.
It may take a few tries, but once you have the right opening (the one in the middle) and the right angle, a tampon glides in easily and painlessly. Each box comes with directions, including pictures. For your first few tries, it helps to have a mirror in hand so you can see what’s going on down there. Each tampon also comes with a string attached. When you’re ready to remove it, just tug on the string and it will come straight out. If you’re having trouble removing a tampon, try to relax your muscles.
- You can keep your tampon in when you go to the toilet.
There are three openings “down there” — one for pee, one for pooh and one for menstrual blood. The tampon goes through the one in the centre, letting you use the toilet freely without having to change your tampon every time. Just move the string to the side to keep it clean, and you’re good to go.
- A tampon can help you to ease your cramps.
Because light exercise is one of the best ways to ease cramps and take away that heavy, bloated feeling, tampons are a comfortable and reliable form of protection whether you’re cycling, swimming, walking or doing yoga.
- A tampon helps you to feel clean and
Because menstrual blood is absorbed before it hits the air and causes an odour, there’s no unpleasant smell. For an extra-fresh feeling, try scented tampons.
- A tampon protects you for up to 8 hours.
With the right protection for your flow, you can keep a tampon in for up to 8 hours. That’s as long as a day at school or a day at the beach. Tampons should not be worn for longer than 8 hours.
Which of these facts about tampons surprised you the most?