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Jun 03, 2019

The Complete Guide To Tampons

It’s that time of the year, your mid-year dance exam. You wake up the morning of the big day, head to the bathroom and uh oh…your period has decided to join in on the fun! *Cue freakout!* We know what you’re thinking: “What do I do?! I can’t dance on stage in a leotard with my period!” Sister, say hello to your new BFF during that time of the month – TAMPONS! While tampons may seem a *little* scary at first, we promise that with our help, you’ll be using them like a total pro in no time! Buckle up, we’re here to walk you through all things tampons.


So, what are tampons and how do they work?

Tampons are small, soft, cylinder-like products, shaped and designed in a special way that absorbs your period before it leaves your body. But how, exactly?! They work by insertion into the opening of your vagina, soaking up the menstrual flow before it has the chance to leave the body. The tampon fits snug in your vagina, and when inserted correctly you actually can’t feel it! So you can swim, dance, wear your favourite jeans and continue doing YOU with confidence during that time of the month. Pretty cool huh?


Okay then, so how do I insert a tampon and am I the right age to use one?

It’s no secret, tampons can be a little tricky to master (yes, even a little nerve-wracking at first!), but with the right information and a little practise, we promise you’ll nail it! For every girl that gets her period, there’s absolutely no wrong or right age to use tampons. It comes down to personal preference and when you’re feeling comfortable.

To get you started, we’ve got a simple how-to guide that will make inserting tampons that little bit less daunting:

Step one: Start by washing your hands. Twist open the tampon, throw out the wrapping, then pull and extend the string.

Step two: Hold the tampon with your index or middle finger at the base (string end) and get into a comfy position. Try sitting on the toilet, standing with one foot on the edge of the toilet or bathtub, squatting, or even lying down. Whatever works for you girl!


Step three: Now, exhale and relax your muscles as best you can. Find the opening of your vagina (if you’re not sure, a small mirror can help you with this) and gently push the tampon in, on a slight angle towards your tailbone.