How To Use Applicator Tampons?

Posted: 10 September 2011

Categories: How to use tampons

  1. Wash your hands before you open the tampon wrapper.

  1. Tear the wrapper and remove the tampon applicator. Ensure that the tampon cord hangs down through the end of the applicator tubing.

  1. Pull the inner applicator tube out until both parts can rotate freely. Remember, if you do not pull the inner tube out freely behind the tampon base, it will not push the tampon out of the applicator properly.

  1. Relax the vaginal muscles and get into a comfortable position. You can either sit on the toilet with your knees apart, stand in a squatting position or stand with one foot on the toilet seat or the edge of the bath tub. With your free hand, gently open the folds of the skin around the vagina.

  1. Hold the applicator at the end of the outer tube. Position the rounded end of the applicator at your vaginal opening and point it at an angle towards your lower back.

  1. Gently insert the applicator into your vagina until your fingers touch your body. It is important that you insert the outer tube all the way to this point so that the tampon will eventually be positioned high enough into your vagina.

  1. Still holding the outer tube at its base, using your other hand and push the inner tube firmly into the outer tube until the two raised rings meet. This pushes the tampon out of the applicator and into the correct position inside your vagina.

  1. Slowly remove both tubes of the applicator, leaving the cord hanging outside your body for easy removal of the tampon later. You should not be able to feel the tampon inside you. If you can feel it, it may not be inserted far enough. Insert your index finger into your vagina until you can feel the base of the tampon. Push the tampon up as far as you can, taking care to leave the cord hanging outside the body.

  1. Wrap the applicator in toilet paper and dispose of it and the wrapper in a covered waste bin. Do not flush them down the toilet.

  1. To remove your tampon, first wash your hands, then relax and slowly but firmly pull the cord until the tampon slides out. If the tampon seems tight, relax your vaginal muscles as much as you can and pull again firmly on the cord until the tampon slides out. Remember, the tenser you are, the harder the tampon will be to remove. If the tampon is dry and tight to remove after the recommended period of time, we advise that you switch to a lower absorbency tampon.

  1. You can either flush the tampon away or as recommended wrap it in toilet paper and dispose of it in a covered waste bin before washing your hands again.

Can the tampon get lost inside me?

Remember, it is impossible to lose your tampon as it can't go anywhere. If you lose the cord, squat down, push your vaginal muscles downward and you should be able to reach inside and feel the end of the tampon or the cord and pull the tampon out. If you cannot feel the tampon or are unable to remove it yourself, your doctor will quickly and easily be able to do it for you.

Michel LLP cannot be held liable for incorrect or improper use of the product. Please follow the instructions for use carefully.

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