Everything You Wanted To Know About Tampons
So what is a tampon? A tampon is a soft, absorbent cotton or rayon-based product that helps protect against leaks. Unlike pads, which are worn on your underwear, tampons are actually worn inside your body.
So what is a tampon and why do girls love them? Because they actually helps stop leaks before they ever leave your body. By catching your flow earlier, there’s less chance for an accident, which means you can have more confidence to do what you want – even go swimming!
If it's your first time using a tampon, you might want to start with one that has a smooth rounded tip for more comfortable insertion, like TAMPAX Compak Pearl. These tampons also have an 'Anti-Slip Grip' to make it easy to use the applicator.
You’re probably wondering, do tampons hurt? Nope! If you do feel slight pain, it’s probably because you’re a little nervous, and that’s totally normal. Just take a deep breath and try to be as relaxed as possible. When your muscles are relaxed, the process is much easier.
If you have a little discomfort after inserting the tampon, there’s a good chance it’s because you didn’t put it in far enough. Don’t worry. You can either use your finger to insert it further or simply remove it and try again!
When your tampon’s inserted properly, you’ll know because you won’t feel a thing!
For more info on How To Use a Tampon, check out our step-by-step guide.
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