The first time I tried using a tampon, it was totally uncomfortable. And when I tried taking it out it hurt. Am I someone who can’t use tampons?

Sometimes tampons are inserted incorrectly (usually they’re not in far enough) and they feel weird. The fact that it hurt when you pulled it out is because tampons are designed to expand in your body. When you pull out a dry tampon that’s only been in your vagina a short time, it can be uncomfortable. Next time, give the tampon a chance to absorb some of your menstrual flow. That way it won’t be dry and won’t drag along your delicate vaginal lining.

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