New to Tampax? don't worry - we got you!
Tampons may take a couple of tries to get right, but once you have the hang of it – it’s so worth it! They give you the freedom and flexibility to do all the things you love to do, even while you have your period. For no see, no feel protection – just add Tampax!
We’re sure you have a lot of questions. So, let’s get into it!
Q: Is a tampon supposed to hurt?
A: If your tampon is inserted correctly, it shouldn’t hurt and you shouldn’t be able to feel it. Always insert your Tampax at an angle – not straight up and down - and from tip to grip.
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Q: Can you use a tampon with a heavy flow?
A: You can absolutely wear tampons with a heavy flow! Like a pad, Tampax gives you up to 100% leak free protection, even on your heavy flow days. Tampax Pearl comes in five absorbencies for your light and heavy days.
Q: Can a tampon get lost inside your body?
A: Not possible! The cervix is a barrier between your vagina and uterus - so you don't have to worry about your tampon getting lost.
Q: If I use a tampon will I still be a virgin?
A: Tampons have nothing to do with virginity! They are simply a medical device that absorbs your period blood. They can’t take away your virginity.
Q: What can you even do when wearing a tampon?
A: Tampons make it easy for you to keep doing the things you love while on your period. You can shower, sleep, work out and even swim - all with your Tampax in!
Q: Can you pee with a tampon in?
A: Yes, you can pee with a tampon in! While urine comes out of your urethra, period blood comes out of your vagina.
Q: Do tampons cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)?
A: Toxic Shock Syndrome is caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus. In the 1980s, TSS became associated with highly absorbent tampons (which were quickly taken off store shelves). The bacteria that causes TSS can develop from more than just tampons. TSS can develop while using pads or menstrual cups, or no period protection at all - only about half of TSS infections are related to menstruation. TSS is serious, but it’s also very rare and treatable – especially when caught early! Learn the signs and how to reduce your risk here.
Q: Can you use tampons for your first period?
A: There’s no age requirements for tampons. Once you have a period – you are old enough to use a tampon.
Q: How do you know when to change your tampon?
A: You should only wear a tampon for up to 8 hours, but depending on your flow you’ll likely need to change it sooner than that. Ideally, your tampon should last about 4-6 hours. If you remove a tampon after 6 hours and it still has a lot of “white” showing or is uncomfortable to remove, you should go down an absorbency size. If you fill a tampon in less than 4 hours, go up an absorbency. Learn more about finding the right absorbency size for your flow here.
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