Question: I haven't had my period in like 2 months and i am really worried and i don't want it to hit next week because i have a wet'n'wild day with my school and heaps of guy's are going, and i have tried tampons but they are really uncomfortable and hurt sometimes, i have the diagram and instructions on how to you them but it just dose't feel right, apparently you aren't meant to feel it.
Dr. Farah Kroman: Inserting a tampon shouldn’t hurt. It should be very easy. The main things you need to do are get in the right position 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 put the tampon in. Get to know your body. Get a mirror and have a look where the tampon is going to go before you start. An easy and convenient position is with one foot on the toilet seat. Alternatively, sit on the floor in front of a mirror. Wash your hands well then use your index finger to gently push the tampon past your labia (outside folds of the vagina) into your vagina. Push it is as far as it will go- don’t worry, you can’t go too far. Make sure that the strings are hanging out for easy retrieval. When you are done, you shouldn’t be able to feel the tampon. If you do, then you haven’t pushed it in far enough, remove it and start again with a new one. Make sure you don’t leave your tampon in for more than 8 hours.