How to Use a Tampon - Step By Step Guide
Tampons are a safe way of managing menstruation and making period days easier.
Are you always so close to trying out a tampon but are put off by the sheer fear of how? “You have to insert the thing?” Well, not anymore as Always is here to help.
Using a tampon for the first time can be extremely intimidating. However, there is nothing to be afraid of as it is completely normal and is used by countless women around the world. Some even prefer tampons over sanitary pads.
Tampons are a safe way of managing menstruation and making period days easier. Read on to know how to go about using them effectively:
What Are Tampons?
Tampons resemble small, slender plugs and are made of cotton and rayon. The absorbent material is fitted into an applicator made from cardboard or plastic. They have an outer and inner barrel tube while being extended with a thread-like cord for easy removal.
Tampons are designed to mainly absorb menstrual fluid and not vaginal discharge.
Tampons Are Safe
Tampons do not interfere with the natural elasticity of your vagina. If the vagina can stretch enough to deliver a baby, a tampon is no big deal. It may feel strange at first, especially because of the nature of inserting a foreign object into the vaginal cavity. However, once you learn how to do it, you will only think why using it didn’t occur to you before.
It does not hurt as you have complete control over the application. If you are still apprehensive about the discomfort or safety hazards that it may cause, read our step-by-step guide on using a tampon.
Tampons do not interfere with the natural elasticity of your vagina.
Step-By-Step Guide – Using a Tampon
Start by taking long breaths. Inserting a tampon is much easier when you are relaxed, calm, and composed. Next, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Wash your handsWash your hands to avoid vaginal infections. Use soap and running water
Step 2: Unwrap the tamponUnwrap the tampon and seat yourself with your knees apart. Hold the tampon between your thumb and middle finger. Hold the other end of the tampon (where the cord extends) with the other hand. The tail end or the lower part of the tube is what you will use to insert the tampon inside the vagina.
Step 3: Slide in the tamponOpen the folds of your vagina to gently insert the tampon. Slide it entirely into the vagina, angling it towards your back. The tampon may be a little difficult to insert in the beginning. However, with a little effort, it will get easier.
Step 4: Pull out the barrelOnce the tube is comfortably inside your vagina, pull out the barrel of the tampon. This will leave the string hanging on the outside. The string helps you pull out the tampon once it is soaked with menstrual flow. Don’t worry if it looks odd; that is how it is supposed to look.
Step 5: Discard the tamponIt is best to change your tampon after every 5 to 6 hours. Take out the tampon using the string and wrap it into toilet paper. Discard it responsibly. (Avoid flushing it down the water closet.)
Now that you know how to use a tampon, the next step is to get yourself some good-quality tampons. You may shop at your local stores or go online and opt for well-designed tampons from ALWAYS. ALWAYS tampons come in different sizes, so you will find your perfect fit.