Everything you wanted to know about TamponsA tampon is a soft, absorbent cotton or rayon-based product that helps protect against leaks. Unlike pads, which are worn on your undies, tampons are actually worn inside your body.
Why do girls love them? Because they actually helps stop leaks before they ever leave your body. By catching your flow earlier, there’s less chance for an accident, which means you can have more confidence to do what you want – even go swimming!
If it’s your first time using a tampon, you might want to start with one that’s really smooth and slim, like Tampax Pearl Active Lites. This tampon has a 20% slimmer* plastic applicator with an ultra smooth, rounded tip, making the insertion process way easier.
You’re probably wondering, do tampons hurt? Nope! If you do feel slight pain, it’s probably because you’re a little nervous, and that’s totally normal. Just take a deep breath and try to be as chill as possible. When your muscles are relaxed, the process is much easier.
If you have a little discomfort after inserting the tampon, there’s a good chance it’s because you didn’t put it in far enough. No biggie. You can either use your finger to insert it further or simply remove it and try again!
When your tampon’s inserted properly, you’ll know because you won’t feel a thing!
For more info on How To Use a Tampon, check out our step-by-step guide.
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*vs. Tampax Pearl Regular