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I’m super scared to use tampons.

Hi I’m 14 years old and I’m super scared to use tampons this might sound weird but I have done my research and pretty much all websites say that it’s because I’m stressing out an not relaxing but trust me I am and my tampon only goes in about half way

Gemmah Says

The number one tip with tampons is finding the position that works for you.

Whether this is sitting on the toilet, standing with one foot on the edge of the toilet or bathtub, or squatting. Once you’ve found a good spot, relax & gently push the tampon up into your vagina to the full length of your index or middle finger towards your tailbone. If you haven’t got the right angle you won’t be able to push it in very far & it will be uncomfortable. Make sure you push it until you can no longer feel it. You may find it helpful to apply a small amount of water-based lubricant on the base & tip to make for an easy insertion. If you’re still a little unsure, you can always refer back to our How to Use Tampons blog or my video on tampons!

Also, you might find it helpful to read this question I received recently.

Hope this helps!