Tampons, discharge and PMS - OH MY! Periods are notorious for sucking. A lot. But, we’re here to coach you through it. From the very first time you find blood on your undies, to mastering the art of monthly TLC, let’s go back to basics and put your mind at ease (so you can do you, period).
I’m 12 and on my 3rd ever period. I’m part of my local swim club and it starts up next week, ao I thought this week (I’m on my period) I would learn how to insert a tampon, so by the time the next period come (and I will have swimming club) I can use one. My mother bought me Tampax Pearl Regular ( They have applicators ). I opened it, read the instructions carefully and then searched online for extra help, learning to insert it at an angle, use a mirror, etc. I attempted to insert the tampon and was met with excruciating pain, like I was being stabbed. I assumed I was doing it wrong so I tried again and again, changing the angle every time. I knew I had it in the right place, I had seen with a mirror and I could definitely feel it was in the right place but as soon as I began to push it in the pain would start. The next day i tried again, met with the same results, worse actually. I have asked my mum but she keeps saying ‘stay calm’ + she doesn’t really know how to help since she never used tampons. I am staying calm, but it’s getting harder to do seeing as each time I’m terrified of how much pain I get. If I manage to even get the tampon in it hurts really badly, I’ve seen that maybe I haven’t pushed it in far enough, but when I try push it in more it hurts even worse and it ends up falling out – or I freak out and pull it out and it creates even more pain. Am I doing something wrong? Is there something wrong with my vagina?
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