In this blog post, I'll show you 3 easy steps to finding your vaginal opening so you know where to insert your tampon!
The easiest way to find your vaginal opening is by looking and feeling.
Speaking of which, the first thing you need to do is wash your hands!
Use a hand mirror and place it in between your legs so you can see your vagina.
Use your fingers and spread your inner lips apart.
Your vaginal opening may not look like an open hole like it is in my diagram. That's because the vaginal opening isn't just an open hole you can see. It is an opening that can stretch to open like you see in my diagram and can shrink so that it is concealed or hidden.
If you haven't found your vaginal opening yet, move on to the next step.
Push your finger in between your inner lips. Your inner lips will
spread apart to your opening.
You do not need to spread your lips apart in this step.
Your finger may even slide inside your vaginal opening. This is exactly how a tampon applicator slides inside.
Your vaginal opening leads to your vaginal canal. Remember your vaginal canal isn't perpendicular (straight up and down). Your vaginal opening is PARALLEL to the ground so to find your opening, insert your finger at an angle like in this diagram here:
It's much easier to find your vaginal opening when you can feel with your fingers!
Don't worry, you cannot break your hymen by sliding your finger or tampon applicator inside. The hymen is like a ring of skin that can stretch to fit your finger or tampon applicator.
It is also impossible to accidentally put your finger or tampon applicator inside your urethral opening or pee hole. The urethral opening is too small and your finger is too big.
Are you still having trouble finding your vaginal opening?Don't worry! I have some very helpful tips to help your find your vaginal opening by looking and feeling:
- If you are on your period, feel with your fingers where the blood is coming from. Your period blood leaves your body from your vaginal opening.
- It may be helpful to not look at all and just feel for your vaginal opening. It is the only hole your finger and slide into.
If you still haven't found your vaginal opening yet, leave a comment and tell me which step you are having trouble with.
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