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Is there such thing that you cannot wear a tampon when you are on your period?... Read More

  1. by   Heartfelt4Newborns
    I am 15 and I have had my period for more than a year. Ive obviously never had children. I dont want to go to the doctor or anything because I am scared. Both my older sister and my mom use the plastic ones but I use pads. I am kinda sick of them because when I go to the beach I have to wear shorts and stuff.
  2. by   zambezi
    I agree that a visit to the gyn is in order, just so she/he can check you out and let you know that you are okay. It is okay to be scared, most gyns are used to scared girls/women coming to visit them.

    As for the tampon thing...have you read the directions that come in the box? They are fairly easy to understand and have some good pictures. I would also suggest taking a mirror and looking at your anatomy- sounds weird but it works...I would also buy the smaller sized tampons to start, plastic applicatior usually seem to slide a bit easier and may be something to try when you are first learning. Typically, I find that it is easier to sit on the toilet, tip the top tampon towards your lower back (this is after looking in the mirror while in the same position to see where you are aiming for), lightly insert into the vaginal opeing...sometimes twisting helps it slide up...if you are "dry" it may not slide as easily and can feel a bit uncomfortable the first few times (if it really really hurts try another angle or go visit the gyn to help you...)...once the applicator is up inside, you can insert the tampon...if it is in the correct spot you shouldn't really feel it...again look at the insert for good example...tampx has always worked best for me, they are small and the shape is right...there are lots of other brands that works better for others, I'm sure...Anyway, it took me awhile to try tampons, but once I figured it out I have never gone back!!! They are way more comfortable IMHO...try at home when you are not rushed, try to to get anxious or upset if you can't get it the first couple of times....Try a couple of days in a row if you can't seem to get the hang of it...You can do it...again, if you keep having trouble, go see the doctor...it is scary to see someone about those "personal" things but it is their job and you won't be laughed at or made fun of...plus you can tell her/him whatever and get some good medically correct answers to you questions...also, I would only try to use a tampon while on your period (as I am sure you know...) Good Luck
  3. by   mercyteapot
    You might also want to enlist the aid of a trusted friend or sibling, to stand outside the bathroom door reading the instructions to you as you practice insertion. I actually learned to use a tampon with this method, at Girl Scout camp one year.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I had to go by the instructions on the box. Not exactly material that Dad could have helped me out on lol.
  5. by   Heartfelt4Newborns
    thanks everyone...i will try again, but i dont think I want to go to the gyn. :uhoh21: if you have any other advice please say!
  6. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from Heartfelt4Newborns
    I am 15 and I have had my period for more than a year. Ive obviously never had children. I dont want to go to the doctor or anything because I am scared. Both my older sister and my mom use the plastic ones but I use pads. I am kinda sick of them because when I go to the beach I have to wear shorts and stuff.

    Tampons take practice to learn how to insert and if you don't know your body shape inside it can be painful and tricky. You have to get past that first muscle before you try to press to insert it. Believe it or not but you don't actually put them straight up in you. You insert them towards your spine, almost straight back, not up. Interesting yeah? It's all in the aim.

    FW
    Last edit by Faeriewand on Apr 16, '05
  7. by   Heartfelt4Newborns
    really? wow okay I will take any advice I can! I am still young, but I am sick of having to not go to the pool or beach because I am using a pad.
  8. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from Heartfelt4Newborns
    really? wow okay I will take any advice I can! I am still young, but I am sick of having to not go to the pool or beach because I am using a pad.
    Yeah heart I learned the hard way about how to insert correctly! I started trying when I was about 15 myself. I didn't really start to use them though until after I had my first baby and then it was much easier for me to wear them.

    Yeah you have to have it up there far enough too. It has to be past that first big muscle to sit up there without the pain and discomfort of wearing this log like thing in your body. :chuckle

    FW
  9. by   Heartfelt4Newborns
    the last time I actually tried was probably about a year ago..maybe the second month I had my period. Now I am too scared to try again. I am getting older and it stinks to be limited to activites at that time of the month!
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Your period serves a purpose; it washes pathogens from the body. You don't get that with a tampon.
    Where's the proof of this?
  11. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Maybe try the ones without applicators. You'll be able to get a better sense of your anatomy and where you're meeting resistance. ob tampons have really concise directions and drawings to show how the tampon should be inserted. Also, you may want to put a little bit of a water based lubricant on the tip. It would probably make it easier to insert.
  12. by   mercyteapot
    You might also try inserting only the slimmest tampon on only your heaviest day until you get the knack of it. Don't worry, millions of women have done this before you. You will figure it out.
  13. by   Heartfelt4Newborns
    thanks so much..sometimes I feel like I am the only girl! I dont want to talk about it with my mom and my sister, so I decided to come on here and talk. I havn't been on this website since like September. So thanks everyone and if you have anymore advice, please feel free to say!

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