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How To Use Tampons?

If you're wondering how to use tampons, you're not alone. Many people feel intimidated when using a tampon for the first time, but with the right guidance and a little practice, it can become a simple and comfortable part of your menstrual routine.

So, how do you use tampons? In short, you insert the tampon into your vagina using either your fingers or an applicator, ensuring that it sits comfortably inside without causing any discomfort. 

This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of inserting a tampon, using a tampon applicator, and addressing any concerns you may have along the way. Remember, everyone's experience is different, and there's no shame in taking your time to learn and become comfortable with using tampons.

Choosing the Right Tampon

Before learning how to insert a tampon, it's important to select the right one for your needs. Tampons come in different sizes and absorbencies, from light to super plus. If you're new to tampons, start with a regular or light absorbency to get comfortable with the process.

At DAME, we offer organic cotton tampons in regular and super absorbencies, along with a reusable tampon applicator for easy, eco-friendly insertion.

How to use DAME's Reusable Tampon Applicator

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Insert a Tampon

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Sit or stand in a comfortable position. Many find it easiest to insert a tampon while sitting on the toilet with knees apart.
  3. If using an applicator, hold it at the grip marks with your thumb and middle finger. If using a non-applicator tampon, unwrap it and hold it between your thumb and index finger.
  4. Gently insert the tampon applicator or tampon into your vagina at a slight upward angle, aiming toward the small of your back. The tampon should glide in easily, so don't force it.
  5. Push the applicator (if using one) to release the tampon, then remove the applicator.
  6. Make sure the tampon string is hanging outside your body for easy removal later.
  7. Wash your hands again after inserting the tampon.

How Far Should the Tampon Go In?

Insert the tampon just far enough so that it feels comfortable and you can no longer feel it. The tampon should be fully inside your vagina, with just the string remaining outside.

If inserted correctly, you shouldn't feel any discomfort or pressure.

Can You Be Too Dry for a Tampon?

If your flow is light, inserting a tampon might feel uncomfortable due to vaginal dryness. To make insertion easier, try using a tampon with a rounded tip. You can also apply a small amount of water-based lubricant to the tampon tip or the applicator before insertion.

Pads vs. Tampons: Which is Better?

Choosing between pads and tampons is a personal preference that depends on factors like comfort, lifestyle, and menstrual flow. Pads are worn externally in your underwear and are available in various sizes and absorbencies. But pads can feel bulky and may shift or bunch up in your underwear, causing discomfort or leaks. 

On the other hand, tampons are inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual flow before it leaves the body. They offer more freedom for activities like swimming on your period, exercising, and wearing form-fitting clothing,

However, some people may find the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) associated with tampon use too daunting, especially if left in for too long or when using a higher absorbency than needed.

Ultimately, the choice comes down to what works best for you. Many people choose to use a combination of both, depending on their flow and activities. 

Removing Your Tampon

Tampons should be changed every 4-8 hours, depending on your flow. To take out your tampon, relax and gently pull the string at the same angle you inserted it. 

If you have trouble finding the string or removing the tampon, don't panic. Squat down and use your finger to locate the string or the bottom of the tampon, then gently pull it out. If you still have difficulty, consult a healthcare professional for assistance.

Your Tampon Journey Starts Here

Remember, learning how to use tampons takes practice and patience. It's essential to listen to your body and choose the menstrual products that make you feel most comfortable and confident. Don't be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get the hang of using tampons – it's a learning process, and everyone's experience is different. Trust yourself and know that with time and practice, using tampons will become second nature.

At DAME, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, sustainable menstrual products that make them feel good about their bodies and their impact on the planet. That's why we offer a range of organic cotton tampons and reusable applicators designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our tampons are free from harmful chemicals and synthetic materials, ensuring a safe and healthy period experience.

Ready to make the switch to eco-friendly, body-friendly period products? Shop DAME's organic cotton tampons today and discover the difference for yourself. 

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