Pain when inserting a tampon?

Okay, I'm trying to insert a tampon for the first time, and it just feels weird. And my hymen (I'm guessing) is hurting when I put the end of the tampon up to my vagina. I can't get more then 1/4 inch of the way in. Help!!
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And I'm tired of walking around with a wet diaper feeling and worrying if it's showing through my leggings etc.
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I got the applicater in! Now I just need to not be a wimp and push the tampon in. Thanks for all of your help!
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Most Helpful Girls

  • I recommend that you lubricate the the tip of the plastic with Vaseline to help it slip better. Pull out the bottom stick till you hear a click or fell a click/bump. Make sure you either have one leg standing on something or both of your legs evenly spread out. Take it gently. Insert about 1/3 of the plastic stick inside you, and then push the bottom stick (with the string) back inside the top stick inside slowly. While you’re doing all that relax your shoulders to ease up some of the stress you may be feeling already. You probably will feel some discomfort but it will take getting used to. Masturbation before hand can be helpful if you are comfortable with that. When your body is aroused and/or relaxed, it is much easier to insert tampons or... any other phallic objects 😂

    • I will try vaseline. And I was sitting on the bathroom floor with my legs out so maybe that's another problem. I would do masturbation but I can't get myself aroused, but thanks.

    • How old are you

    • @Earthman 15, why?

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  • What kind are you using? Meaning if its meant for light flow or heavy or whatever. If you are trying to use one that is labeled "super" or higher it could be the problem

    • It's Tampax Light.

  • If your hymen is still intact you will probably have a much easier time sticking with pads. You can work on it but yeah, it's gonna hurt.

    • But I want to go to pool parties😭 My best friend does it and she has never had sex!

    • I got you. You can work on tearing it yourself, just be careful.

    • Tearing it? How do I do that... does it hurt?

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Most Helpful Guys

  • Angle towards your back. Also try lubing the tip. Maybe get a mirror and look inside and see how narrow the opening is.
    Hope this helps.
    Also use smallest tampon and change every 4 to 6 hours.

  • U shouldn't use tampons then. U can stretch ur hymen. But it doesn't count as virginity loss though. U need something bigger to tear it completely.

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  • Then don't use a tampon, just use sanitary pads.

  • You could try buying an inserter (idk what it is actually called) what size are you trying to use?

    • Small.

    • Tweed a size called minis where I live, you can try and find them

  • Lol at guys attempting to give tampon insertion advice 🤣

  • There are two solutions or you "break" the hymen and never run to this problem again or use pads

    • Just try to break the hymen. Normally a sex toy like a dildo does the job but seeing that you are underage I don't how you could buy one.

    • Yeah and it seems like it would hurt.

    • Well yeah, it would hurt the first time but I can't think of another solution if you don't wanna use pads.

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  • tampon sounds pretty scary to me, i will never use it

  • is the pain coming from your hymen?

    • I think so. It's just a weird burning feeling.

    • so only when you start putting it in not actually when it goes in?

    • i am thinking its your hymen but as your mom

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  • Use sanitary pads

    • I want to go swimming...😭😭😭😭

    • Avoid swimming during periods

  • Don't use tampons.. Use sanitary pads..

  • It should never hurt when placing one in even when it's the 1st time. It might not be enough blood to slide it in. Or you may be using to wrong size

    • It's Tampax Light and it's literally gushing blood.

    • Sorry I can't help you. Good luck with it all!

  • It might be at the ring angle is the pain in the vagina or on the actually hymen area

    • Wrong not ring

    • It seems to be more vagina, with a little hymen.

    • Then you are probably clenching your muscles to much or putting in at the wrong angle if you are relaxed and at the right angle it shouldn’t hurt and if it does then maybe go get check out buy and obgyn

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