A tampon is inserted into your vaginal opening, which falls somewhere in the middle of your urethra and your anus. I recommend taking a mirror and having a look down there to find where the opening is. Alternatively, you could use your finger or a tampon to feel around for where the hole is.
What is the proper way to insert a tampon?
Hold the tampon firmly between your middle finger and thumb. Before the tampon, insert the index finger in the vagina to kind of make a pathway for the tampon entrance. Now, insert the tampon along the path created by your index finger. The direction in which you should aim the insertion is towards your lower back.
Where do you put a tampon in your vagina?
When it’s in the right place, it will sit in the upper two thirds of the vagina where you won’t be able to feel it. This is because the upper two thirds of the vagina isn’t very sensitive to touch. You need to push the tampon up until it’s in this area.
How do you put a tampon on the toilet?
For others, it’s a sitting position on the toilet. Once you’re comfortable, it’s time to insert the tampon. Find the vaginal opening, and insert the applicator tip first. Gently push the plunger all the way in to release the tampon inside the vagina. Once you’ve inserted the tampon, you can remove the applicator and discard it.
Where is the tampon inserted?
Next up, we have the anus. This is the opening where your poop comes out, in your butt. A tampon could fit in this hole, but should never be inserted there (important for first-time users). A tampon is inserted into your vaginal opening, which falls somewhere in the middle of your urethra and your anus.
How can you easily insert a tampon?
Steps for how to insert a tampon
How do you know if your putting a tampon in right?
If it’s painful to sit down or walk around, something’s gone wrong; usually it’s that the tampon isn’t far enough up the vagina. Insert your finger inside the vagina until you feel the tampon. Push slightly, then do another walking test . If it still hurts, you inserted it wrong.
What happens if you insert a tampon too far?
But if you don’t insert the tampon far enough, it might feel uncomfortable. To make it more comfortable, use a clean finger to push the tampon farther up the vaginal canal. With movement and walking, it might even move around and settle into a more comfortable position after a while. How often should you change it?
How long do you keep a tampon in the vagina?
Keeping a tampon in for longer than the advised 4-6 hours is something just about every woman is guilty of at some point or another. But forgetting to take your tampon out altogether? That’s a different story. Accidentally leaving a tampon inside your vagina for days or even weeks, however, is pretty common, gynecologists we spoke to say.