Question: With a tampon every one says that it hurts really bad and that some people don't use tampons because of the pain how bad is the pain?
Dr. Farah Kroman: Inserting a tampon shouldn’t hurt - it should be very easy. And once it’s in the right place, you shouldn’t be able to feel it at all. The main things you need to do are: get into the right position (squatting, one foot on the toilet seat or sitting on the toilet are the easiest) and of course RELAX. The muscles of the pelvic floor are very strong, so if you’re not relaxed, it will be very hard to insert the tampon
Question: Why does it hurt when I put a tampon in? I'm 12 and I've tried the amplifier but it still really hurts.
Dr. Farah Kroman: Inserting a tampon should be very easy and you will only make it harder if you’re stressed! The muscles of the pelvic floor are very strong, so if you’re not relaxed, it will be very hard to put the tampon in. If it doesn't work the first time, don't worry. Try again another day when you're more relaxed.