I put a tampon in for about 20 minutes and I wasn’t on my period. Am I going to get TSS (toxic shock syndrome)?

Updated 21 March 2016 under Ask Us.

It would be extremely rare if you got TSS from leaving a tampon in for just 20 minutes. Here’s why: Tampons themselves don’t cause TSS. TSS is actually caused by […]

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Can you use tampons with PCOS? If so what is the best kind?

Updated 19 February 2016 under Ask Us.

It is absolutely fine to use tampons if you have PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. If you are just starting to use tampons, you may find that the […]

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Can I go to the bathroom (pee) when I have a tampon in?

Updated 11 November 2015 under Ask Us.

YES! Since pee (urine) leaves the body from another opening called the urethra, you don’t have to remove a tampon from your vagina to pass urine. You can also leave […]

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water safety

I’ve had my period for 4 days now and I have a pool party to go to. Will it be okay for me to wear my bathing suit and go in the pool without anything happening?

Updated 29 June 2015 under Ask Us.

It’s hard to tell if your period will stop once you are in the water. If it is at the end of your cycle or your period tends to be […]

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Updated 23 August 2022 under Health Guides.

What does it mean to be a virgin? The answer to this question is actually tricky because depending on someone’s culture, religion, and life experience, a teen or adult may […]

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I’ve tried using a tampon several times but I have a hard time getting it in far enough, and it hurts. Help!

Updated 14 April 2015 under Ask Us.

Most women would say that it took them several tries before they were able to “get the hang of it” and insert a tampon correctly.  When a tampon is inserted […]

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I’m new to tampons and I can’t get it all the way in. Help please?? Is there something wrong with my vaginal shape or something?

Updated 31 December 2014 under Ask Us.

When you are learning how to use tampons, it’s a good idea to use the “slender” size. It’s also easier to insert it when your menstrual flow is moderate to […]

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My periods are really heavy. I was wondering if there was something I could do to lessen the flow?

Updated 15 October 2014 under Ask Us.

Talk with your doctor or health care provider if you think your periods are very heavy. It’s important to find out the cause (if possible) and get treated. The average female […]

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Is it bad to insert a tampon before going swimming if I’m NOT on my period yet? I’m afraid I’ll start in the water.

Updated 2 July 2014 under Ask Us.

There are a few reasons why it’s not a good idea to insert a tampon until you’re on your period. The general rule is: Only insert a tampon once menstrual […]

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