Too scared to wear tampons?

I've tried a tampon twice before but always get SUPER scared that I won't be able to get it back out. What if I can't find the string? Or it gets too far shoved up my vagina and I can't reach it? I feel like tampons are cleaner and easier than pads. Also for swimming- are there certain kinds of tampons for swimming? Are there certain kinds of tampons that are better to get? How do I not be afraid they will get stuck? Is it even possible?
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  • You can't lose the string, trust me. I've been using tampons since the day I started which was about 6 years ago, those kinds of things don't happen. Think about the pressure it takes to push a tampon in, you won't get the string up there unless you intentionally pushed it up and it couldn't possibly go above the tampon. It's not bad to stick your finger up there to find it either, not that it will.
    Your vagina is about 4 inches long and then it's shut off by the cervix (see diagram), it can't go anywhere. There is no type of swimming tampon, all tampons are the same, they all work the same and can all be used for swimming. Your vagina actually closes up in water in order to prevent water entering so there's no chance of it or blood coming out. When you use a tampon, line the string with your underwear so it stays there and you know where it is, it'll give you piece of mind. I suggest you do some research on vaginas and tampons, ask a female adult for advice and you'll be fine. Don't over think it!

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    • Thank you! That is very helpful

  • These are actually common fears apparently, because I always hear about them.
    It is possible but extremely extremely unlikely for that to happen, and when it does, it's simple for a doctor or partner to remove for you. I've never heard of anybody having to go to ER to have one removed, it's not something that happens, but as I said there is a very very small risk of it.
    You won't push it too far, because it'll get to uncomfortable to push it in before you even get to the point it's too far in. And you'll always find the string because it hangs out far enough.
    All tampons are ok for swimming in. Ones with applicators are usually easier to put in.

  • Its not possible for it to get lost. Your cervix blocks it. Besides, the tampon doesn't even ride up to that usually. But you'll always be able to find it.
    Feel for your cervix to confirm it yourself. Its not all that deep. You can reach it with a finger.
    Just remember to change your tampon every -4-8 hours.
    They're so much nicer

    • And, the plastic applicators are better than cardboard

    • Thanks!!

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  • You don't have to worry about it getting stuck, that's what the string is made for and there is nothing for it to get really stuck in so even if the string got pushed inside everything would get outside after a short while.

  • No don't use SUPER tampons but use the smallest ones for your flow. Plastic applicators work best.

    • She said she was SUPER scared not using super size lol

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  • tampon have strings... While they are in the applicator give it a tug... it doesn't detach so you know it won't when it is inside. The string is really long and hangs outside of the body... The only time it is hard to find is just when it is hiding in the butt crack or something hahaha. It won't get stuck I swear... it will feel like it is at first but it isn't just pull harder the string won't break. I use U by kotex sleek. The sleekness means it is thinner with still great absorbency.

    • I've totally had that happen before with the string. The first time I freaked out but now it's just a nuisance

    • Thanks! Yeah I've always been afraid the string will come off lol

    • Glad I am not the only one who freaked out when I couldn't find the elusive string. haha And not problem :)

  • There are no "swimming tampons". And there is no possible way to get a tampon stuck inside of you. It's literally impossible. It won't happen. It just takes time to et used to using one and time to even get used to the idea. But once you practice and get a hang of it it's really easy :)

  • Trust me they will not get lost. And I'm a swimmer there aren't any special tampons for it, you just wear a tampon. Honestly I prefer them because they don't make me feel like I'm wet my pants. I've used them since I started my period. Nothing to be worried about at all