How to use a tampon for the first time?

My mother has just given me pads, so I have never used a tampon before. I want to give them a try. Looking for some advice. Will it hurt the first few times (I am a virgin)? Will I be able to feel it much when I move around? How do I know when it needs to be changed, or should I just change it every few hours?
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  • As long as you have decent flow going when you put them in, it won't hurt. It'll only feel uncomfortable if you are dry when you put them in. It doesn't actually HURT though. You can start by just changing them every few hours. They have a string on them though and you can check to see if it's time to change it by tugging on the string. If the tampon slides out easily, it's time to change. If it resists, it's still not full.

    Start out with the skinny little junior sized tampons while you're getting used to them.

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  • There are instructions in the box that explains the how of it. As far as pain goes, you shouldn't feel any unless you've inserted it incorrectly, you'll probably be able to feel it though. You should change it every couple of hours and never leave it in more than 8. Make sure you only use one that's as big as you need (in other words, don't use a super if your period is light that day.)

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  • Instructions should come in the box of tampons and are quite easy to follow. It should not hurt and will only feel uncomfortable if you put it in wrong. I change my tampons every few hours

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Most Helpful Guy

  • I recommend losing your virginity before trying tampons, from what i've been told my BFF (girl) tried them once she was a virgin and she had no pads, and it was the most uncomfortable thing she ever left.

    • I was a virgin when I started using tampons and the only time it was uncomfortable was when I put them in wrong

    • How do I not put them in wrong?

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  • Do the superman.

  • take it out of the wrapper, stick in your mouth to get it lubed up then slide it in.

  • Put the thing in yo thang

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