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May 10, 2021
New to tampons? Or, are new to periods altogether and exploring your options? OR, are you just keen for a refresher on how to properly use a tampon? Whatever your MO, you've come to the right place - this lil' guide will give you a handy head's up on the basics of tampon insertion and removal.
Go with your flow, Moxette - if you have a light flow, opt for a Mini tampon (approximately 8g absorbency).
If you have a medium flow, a Regular tampon is probably the period pal right for you (at around 11g absorbency) but if you're flow is on the heavier side, Super tampons might be your best bet (approx. 14g absorbency).
It's important to always choose the LOWEST POSSIBLE absorbency for your flow and be sure to change your tamp at least every 8 hours.
It's not as hard as you think. We'll step you through it:
a. Wash your hands thoroughly.
b. Tear open the wrapper of your tampon.
c. Remove it from the wrapper and unravel the string at the base of the tampon.
a. Hold the tampon string at the base of the tampon and get into a position that is more comfortable for you. This may be squatting, standing with one leg up or sitting with knees apart.
b. Using your free hand, spread open the labia (folds of skin at the entrance of the vagina) and whilst still holding the tampon by the base, insert it gently and towards the lower back. Any resistance you may experience is normal, but breathing out whilst inserting the tampon may reduce any discomfort.
c. Insert the tampon to the full length of your finger, ensuring that the string is left outside the body. Once the tampon is inserted, you should feel no discomfort whatsoever. If you do, try rotating or pushing the tampon further. If this doesn't work, you may need to remove it and start again with a fresh tampon.
Gently and slowly pull the string at the same angle at which the tampon was inserted. Ensure that the entire tampon has been removed and if not, consult your doctor.
If you have difficulty finding the string, you can usually reach the tampon from a squatting position.
REMEMBER! Don't forget to remove the tampon inside you before inserting a new one.
Each pack of Moxie tamps comes with an instruction leaflet inside it with these instructions, and more, including information about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Be sure to give it a read before use and keep it handy, just in case.
Got more qns about tampons? Read our super handy 101 GUIDE TO TAMPONS, HERE.
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