Should I Give Tampons Another Try?
January 16, 2014 7:40 PM Subscribe
The last time I tried a tampon, it was before the Clinton Administration. Should I give them another try?
posted by tafetta, darling! to Health & Fitness (53 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
38 year old here, period haver since age 13. I went through puberty before YouTube and helpful strangers on the internet, so my education on using tampons was limited to the terrible instruction sheet in the box.
My few tries when I was a teen to use them did not go well. I could always feel them and it bothered me. It also just freaked me out to have something stuck inside me while I was going about my day. I also had pain when taking them out. 25 years later, I have had two kids and am now graced with heavier periods than I've had since high school. Using pads for this SUCKS.
(I have talked with my GYN about solutions to this problem and am not interested in going back on hormonal birth control. At this point, my only permanent option is endometrial ablation and I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that.)
So, I'm thinking of giving tampons another try. Are there any good brands for beginners such as myself? Any tips for insertion or removal? Any good instructions out there on how to do it correctly or is it more of a trial and error kind of thing?
I have read about the diva cup, but I'm not interested.