How To Use Non-Applicator Tampons?

Posted: 05 September 2011

Categories: How to use tampons

Non-applicator tampons are easy to insert, and will give you complete control on how to position them for optimal comfort.
  1. Wash your hands before handling the tampon.
  1. Unwrap the tampon first removing the portion of the wrapper at the cord end of the tampon. Unravel the cord and check that it is secure. If it isn't, use another tampon.
  1. Pull the cord a few times gently from side to side to widen the tampon base. The wider base protects your fingertip and makes it easier to insert the tampon. Place the tip of your index finger on the base of the tampon while holding the cord in your hand. Remove the upper piece of the plastic wrapper, being careful not to touch the unprotected surface of the tampon as much as possible.
  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. Position the rounded end of the tampon at the vaginal opening, and with the full length of your index finger, push the tampon slowly into your vagina, aiming it towards your lower back. Once you have positioned it in place, you should not be able to feel the tampon inside you. If you can feel it, you may not have pushed it far enough into the vagina. Use your index finger to push it a little higher. Make sure the end of the cord is hanging outside of your body for easy removal later. When the tampon is comfortably in place, wash your hands again. Dispose of the wrapper in a waste bin. Do not flush it 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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