How to Put a Tampon in

How to Put a Tampon in

This step-by-step guide shows you how to put a tampon in: 

  1. Make sure you wash your hands.
  2. Sit on a toilet with your knees apart OR if you stand, put one foot higher on a toilet seat.
  3. Unwrap the tampon from the wrapper.
  4. If your tampon has a compact plastic applicator, like the Garnuu Organic Tampons, pull the bottom part where the string comes out just slightly until you hear a clicking sound. That means the applicator is ready to be inserted.
  5. Place your thumb and middle finger in the middle of the applicator where ridges and tube end. Then place your index finger at the bottom of the applicator where the string comes out. 
  • Make sure you already have your period before inserting the tampon. You’ll want some moisture for easy insertion and removal. 
  1. Slowly insert the top half of the applicator into the vagina. Make sure the tampon is angled toward your back.
  2. Keep inserting until your thumb and middle finger hit the base of your vagina. 
  3. Use your index finger to push the thinner part of the applicator. You will feel the tampon move a few more inches inside of you. You should stop where the thick and thin ends of the applicator meet. 
  4. You’re done! If you’ve put it in correctly you shouldn’t feel any pain when you stand up or walk around. If you do feel pain then more than likely the tampon isn’t far enough in. 
  5. Take it out and try to put a NEW tampon in.
  6. How to Remove a Tampon

    1. Sit on the toilet 
    2. Spread your knees and grab a hold of the string.
    3. If you can’t find the string, move your fingers around. When we go to the bathroom or move around a lot that string may move--but do not worry it’s still attached to the tampon. If you need help finding the string, grab a mirror.
    4. Once you have a hold of the string, slowly pull it out. You can either put the tampon in the toilet if there are no signs or you can wrap it toilet paper and place it into the wastebasket next to the toilet. 
    5. Now that your vaginal walls are lubricated with menstrual blood, it will be painless. However if you feel pain or friction it’s probably because the tampon is too dry! Meaning: you should switch to a lower absorbency next time or wait longer before you take it out. 

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