We all know where the tampons are meant to go, but what are the easiest ways to insert a tampon so that you feel comfortable? Usually, every girl is different and you'll find you have to readjust until it is comfortable for you. Here' we'll discuss the best ways to insert a tampon so that you feel secure that everything is staying where it should.
Steps for using a tampon
Wash. Your. Hands. This sounds intuitive, but if you're in a rush you may not do this. Make sure you wash your hands before using a tampon - you can't see bacteria and where it is and the last thing you want is for anything harmful to be on your tampon and in your lady parts.
The positions to take when inserting a tampon can depend on each woman - try them and see which one is most comfortable for you! The most common ways are to sit with your knees apart, stand with one leg on a chair or the edge of a table or squat. If you find these still don't feel right for you, try anything different and see how you go. The most important thing is that you are able to comfortably insert the tampon without using any strong force on the wrong angle - you'll feel it.
When guiding the tampon in, you should be aiming it towards your lower back for the most comfort. Don't forget to breath and relax. You might feel some resistance, which is normal and this same resistance will keep the tampon in place once you've finished placing the tampon. Also, leave the string hanging outside of your body so that you don't forget it's in there and you're able to easily remove it when you need. There are far too many horror stories of women forgetting about tampons and finding out later that they have a severe infection.
How often should you change your tampon? Good question. You should be aiming to change your tampon every 3-4 hours or as soon as you can feel it is saturated. Keep in mind that you can sleep with a tampon in, but you should not leave a tampon in for more than 8 hours ever. Make sure change your tampon when you go to sleep and time it so that you don't leave it in for more than 8 hours.
You're all done! If you want more details on how to insert a tampon, always refer to the safety leaflet inside every tampon box or check out our other blog here.