It usually takes quite a few tries to insert your first tampon so don’t feel discouraged or embarrassed if you’re having trouble. Don’t worry about wasting tampons too if you have to keep starting over – that’s why there’s so many in the box ;).
If you’ve followed our How to insert a tampon guide and you are still having trouble inserting your first tampon then follow these tips & tricks!
If you’ve managed to get your tampon applicator in even 1 cm, then you’re ready to try the twist and glide.
Once your tampon is in, twist the applicator by turning it and pushing it in at the same time. The twisting and pushing motion will help your tampon applicator glide in easily.
Wait until there is a lot of blood at your vaginal opening and then try to insert the tampon applicator again. The blood will act as a lubricant, making it easier for the applicator to slip into your vagina.
This also works if you’re using non-applicator tampons.
If you’re still finding it hard to even get the applicator in, then you may be tensing up too much! When you’re nervous, the muscles in your body will tense up. Your vagina is actually a muscular tube so when it tenses up, it makes it harder for you to insert your tampon.
I know it doesn’t help to just tell you to relax because when does that ever work right? The best way for you to relax is to just keep trying. The more you try, the more comfortable you will get and then your muscles will relax. Remember, you can do this!!!
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