I’m on my period and wanted to try a tampon for the first time. I watched a tutorial on putting in a tampon, then I tried to do it. When I put the tampon in it didn’t feel right, so I removed it. It burned a lot when I was taking it out because it was dry. Now I am really nervous because I am afraid I created micro tears in my vagina. Will I get TSS (toxic shock syndrome) because I took the tampon out and it was dry? I am really worried, will I be OK?!?!Updated 27 May 2022 under Ask Us.
For starters, it’s important to remember that inserting a tampon for the first time can take some practice. Don’t be hard on yourself, especially if it doesn’t go as you […]Read more »
I’m late for my period, and I’m going on vacation in a week. I’m so scared that I’ll get it while I’m swimming or on the beach. Is there any way I can make my period come faster so that I won’t get it on vacation?Updated 28 February 2019 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question! Even though we know that having a period is natural, just about every young woman worries about getting her period while on vacation. Unfortunately, the timing would […]Read more »
Hi, I have a problem. I am getting my second period soon so I want to wear something to prepare. I really like using tampons but you can’t when you’re not on your period, and pads are very, very, very uncomfortable. I really need help.Updated 2 October 2018 under Ask Us.
You’re right, you shouldn’t use tampons when you are not bleeding; however, instead of using thick pads, you could opt for wearing a thin, small panty shield. As you have […]Read more »
I’ve begun using tampons and it hurts a little when I insert it. I’m following the instructions and everything too. Am I not getting it in all the way or is it just my muscles?Updated 31 August 2018 under Ask Us.
Feeling comfortable using tampons often takes practice. When you are learning how to use them, opt for the “slender” size. While inserting the tampon, aim towards your spine rather than […]Read more »
I am suffering from vaginismus and can’t seem to use tampons. What is it and will I ever be able to use tampons?Updated 13 November 2017 under Ask Us.
Vaginismus is a feeling of pain around the vaginal opening. This occurs because the muscles at the opening to the vagina tighten when something is going to be placed inside […]Read more »
I am having a hard time pulling out a tampon without any pain. When I was a baby I had a condition called labial adhesions (my labia were stuck together). I am not sexually active. Could it be possible that the labial adhesions I had as a baby are effecting my ability to use tampons now?Updated 15 August 2017 under Ask Us.
There can be different reasons for discomfort when removing or pulling a tampon out (of the vagina). If the tampon is dry or barely wet with blood, it may be […]Read more »
My doctor tried to do a pap test but was unsuccessful and is sending me to see a gynecologist to see about getting my hymen removed. However, I’ve been to […]Read more »
I watched the video and read the article on how to insert a tampon, but I still can’t do it! I’ve tried several times and it always feels uncomfortable in my vagina? Why?Updated 25 April 2017 under Ask Us.
A mirror is often helpful when you’re trying to insert a tampon for the first time, so that you can see exactly where your vaginal opening is. You can also […]Read more »