Menstrual cups. Period underwear. When it comes to feminine hygiene, ladies, we have options.
Skip to content. When a woman uses a tampon, does she need to change it after she uses the bathroom? I would think that the string would get wet and could contribute to bacteria.
Tampons come in sizes ranging from those appropriate for first-time tampon use to heavy-flow tampons for women who experience a higher flow of menstrual blood during their cycle. Tampons should be chosen based on how much menstrual fluid is passed during a short time frame, rather than choosing larger-capacity tampons and leaving them in longer. Tampons must be changed regularly to avoid infection.
It's normal to feel a little shy about sharing this bit of news. In some families, talking about body stuff might seem like no big deal. With this kind of family, they might take you out to dinner to celebrate your womanhood! Other families might be more private, so a girl might not know exactly what to say or whom to tell.
You think you know all of the tampon rules, but you could be wrong. Here, the common mistakes people make while using them and what to do to keep your vagina free of infection and feeling good. Washing your hands before you get all up in there helps prevent contaminating your tampon on its way to your vagina, says Alyssa DweckM.
Everything is pretty close together down there, so you may or may not get pee on your tampon string. But does that mean you need to switch to a fresh, pee-free tampon? Landry explained.
That moment when you realize that your tampon has been in for too long? Total panic sets in. All of a sudden it feels like you're carrying a ticking time bomb in your vagina. Questions like, Did I break my lady parts?
Since their invention, tampons have been the subject of moral panic, health scares, tax protests and ridiculous advertising. You might want to try different types of tampons—with or without an applicator—to see which you prefer. Using a small amount of water-based lubricant should help relieve the dryness and make it easier for the tampon or applicator to slide in.