All you wanted to know about Tampon: FAQs

All you wanted to know about Tampon: FAQs


Keen to know more about tampons? Keep reading to explore further...


  • Can virgins use Tampons?

Answer: In most cases, it is acceptable for girls with no sexual experience to use tampons. However, hymen shapes vary per individual, which is why it is better to consult a gynecologist before using tampons. If the doctor considers this feminine hygiene product appropriate for you, choose mini or normal tampons.

  • Can a tampon fall out during workouts? For example, while jumping.

Answer: If properly inserted, the tampon is held inside by muscles, tightly closing the vaginal opening, and cannot fall out by itself.

  • What is the maximum time you can leave a tampon in?

Answer: The tampon should be changed as it fills up. Usually, this occurs every 4-8 hours with medium intensity discharge.

  • Why can’t you wear a tampon for more than 8 hours?

Answer: This has to do with an increased chance of infection and in rare cases, the toxic shock syndrome (TSS). If during tampon use, you experience a sudden increase in your temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness or a rash, immediately remove the tampon and contact your doctor. Don’t be scared, though. The condition is very rare.

  • Should you change your tampon every time you use the bathroom?

Answer: You don’t need to change your tampon every time you use the bathroom. Despite being located very close to each other, the urethra and the vagina are two separate openings.

  • Can you use tampons at night?

Answer: A tampon cannot hurt you at night. Insert it before going to bed, replace it immediately after you wake up. Note that it’s recommended to change a tampon every 4-8 hours. If you sleep more than 8 hours or can’t control sleep duration, it’s better to consider another period product.

  • Can a tampon get lost inside you and find its way into your abdomen?

Answer: The vagina ends with the cervix. The hole in it is too small for a tampon to go through. The vagina has no turns or bends, so a tampon cannot get lost in the abdomen.

  • Can you swim with a tampon inside?

Answer: Tampons allow you to continue workouts, including swimming, during menstruation. Don’t be afraid that the tampon will get wet. The muscles surrounding the vaginal opening don’t let water inside.

  • What kind of discharge requires using a tampon?

Answer: Tampons can only be used for menstrual discharge. If you are bothered by the amount of white discharge, use daily liners or change underwear more often.

  • Is it OK to feel a tampon inside you?

Answer: If the tampon is inserted correctly, you shouldn’t feel it. Discomfort is usually associated with improper tampon size or incorrect insertion. Be sure to read the instructions before use.

  • Do tampons contain absorbent granules like pads?

Answer: There are no additional absorbent granules inside tampons. They are made from cotton or cellulose. Some tampons are covered with a silky layer that facilitates insertion.

  • Can the tampon string break?

Answer: The string is securely entwined with the tampon fibers, and the likelihood of its breaking is low.

  • Should you wash your hands before inserting or removing a tampon?

Answer: Yes. During menstruation, female reproductive organs are particularly vulnerable to infection.

  • If the tampon string gets lost or breaks, can only a doctor remove it?

Answer: If you can’t find the tampon string, don’t panic. Wash your hands, squat or lift one leg, gently insert 2 fingers into the vagina, find the tampon, and take it out.

  • Can a tampon be used as a contraceptive?

Answer: The tampon is a means of hygiene and is not suitable for contraception. It doesn’t have barrier properties and is not able to prevent sperm from entering the uterus.

  • Can you put in 2 tampons at once?

Answer: You can’t insert several tampons at once. Change your tampon as it fills up, and use daily liners to prevent leaks.

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