What is the best tampon for beginners
Where to Start?
When you start your period for the very first time or you have had it for a while and now feel comfortable trying a tampon out for the first time, it can seem like a whole new world when you are introduced to tampons.
You might be wondering, “How do tampons even work?” When you use a tampon, you insert it into your vagina during your period to absorb the blood before it comes out. Once inserted, your tampon expands as it absorbs the blood. When it is full or whenever you go to the bathroom you simply have to pull the string that hangs out of your vagina that is located at the bottom of the tampon. This will remove the tampon and you can replace it with a fresh one.
Once you’ve done it a few times, it becomes like second nature and it will be a breeze.
If you’ve inserted your tampon and it hurts at all or if you can feel it you will need to remove it and reinsert a new one. Tampons should not be felt at all when inserted correctly so watch for that.
What Types of Tampons are there?
There are a few options when it comes to choosing your first time tampon. Here are a few to consider:
Applicators vs. Non-Applicator
Tampons with applicators have a plastic wrapping around them that is used to assist the insertion of the tampon. Some women find these easier to use because the insertion requires less work.
Tampons without applicators are just tampons, without the plastic wrapping. These are great for those who are environmentally conscious and want to avoid the use of plastic or those who have a plastic allergy.
The sizes of tampons range from “Light” to “Super Plus”.
Light tampons are the smallest size and are a great place to start if you are using tampons for the very first time. They are slim enough to be comfortable for newbies while still offering coverage for a few hours making them the best tampons for beginners.
Regular tampons are the next size up. Once you get used to tampons these are great to use. They offer more absorbency than light, giving you a little longer in between changes.
Super tampons are used more for a heavier flow during the day or during the night to avoid having to switch tampons out while you sleep.
Super Plus tampons are the most absorbent and are mostly used for women who have heavy flows. They can handle a good amount of blood in one tampon. If you have a very heavy flow that makes you change your pad a lot throughout the day, you’ll want to use Super Plus.
“Light tampons are the smallest size and are a great place to start if you are using tampons for the first time.”
“Organic tampons are made with 100% organic cotton and made without fragrances, dyes, or chemicals.”
Organic vs. Non-Organic
Some tampons use harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your body. Using organic tampons gives you the piece of mind to know what you are putting in your body. Organic tampons are made with 100% organic cotton and made without fragrances, dyes, or chemicals.
Where to go from there?
Now that you have decided to use tampons, find the style and size that works best for you. Every woman and every period is different so what might be right for one girl is not going to be the best for the next. Use what you feel comfortable with and take it one step at a time. You’ll be a tampon pro in no time!
“Use what you feel comfortable with and take it one step at a time.”