How To Insert A Tampon For Beginners

Navigating your period from puberty can be a little tricky. There are so many new things that you need to learn about, have knowledge of for the future and understand about your body. Feminine products are a huge part of a girl’s period throughout her whole life. When it’s that time in your life that you’ve decided to use tampons, you want to make sure that you know what you’re doing. That first time inserting a tampon might feel a little scary or overwhelming. We’re going to go over how to properly insert a tampon for beginners so you can feel confident and rock that tampon safely and correctly!


The first thing you want to check for is if you have an applicator tampon or an applicator-free tampon. An applicator tampon comes with a plastic covering that goes into your vagina and allows you to push the tampon through it from the base, making insertion easy and clean. An applicator-free tampon does not come with this covering and can be inserted directly into your vagina with your fingers. A big question with both types of tampons is “How should a tampon feel the first time?” The answer? You shouldn’t feel a tampon at all the first or 1,000th time you insert it! Here’s a quick guide to help you insert your tampon for the first time..

To insert your tampon with an applicator

Sit on the toilet or put one foot up on the toilet or bathtub. This makes insertion much easier. Hold the tampon with one hand at the grip and insert into the vagina until the grip of the applicator is at the opening of the vagina. (You’ll want to make sure you do this at the correct angle so you don’t have any discomfort while inserting. This might take practice at first.)


Push the lower tube of the applicator with one finger all the way up while you hold the grip of the applicator with the other hand until your finger pushing on the bottom meets your other hand and the lower tube is no longer visible. The only part of the tampon that should be out once it is inserted is the string. Check your string to make sure that it is hanging out and you will be able to pull it out when you change your tampon. If you feel any discomfort you may want to push the tampon in further to make sure it is in the proper position. Then you’ve done it!

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To insert an applicator-free tampon

With clean hands hold the bottom of the tampon between your index finger and thumb. Insert it into the vagina and gently push it up. Check your string to make sure that it is hanging out and you will be able to pull it out when you change your tampon. If you feel any discomfort you may want to push the tampon in further to make sure it is in the proper position. Then you’ve done it!


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