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i cant get a tampon in to save my life!

i have tried everything! it feels uncomfortable just to try and push it in, i have never gotten as far as actually getting it in. i've had 3 kids, sex is just fine, why won't it go in?? i'm so over using pads! :(


Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Health

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Answers (8)
  • oh its because your vagina isn't actually straight. there is a curve and you're hitting the curve. you need to squat when you put it in and if you still hit it keep the tube in a adjust it by pulling it towards you and then push it in

    Answer by aliishott2 at 4:28 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I used to have this problem as a teenager. My mom had bought me KY lubricating jelly, and it helped a LOT! I just put a thin layer of it over the tampon and it went in easily. Also, the lubrication helps to move it around a little until its comfortable, without pain. Hope this helps.

    Answer by Arielles_Mommy at 4:43 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Maybe you're cervix is at a strange angle. Have you tried standing and putting one leg up on the edge of the bathtub and then putting it in?

    If you're having a lot of difficulty, it might be worth asking your doc about it. Maybe s/he can help you.

    Answer by arouthier at 4:26 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Find a good position, maybe put a little lube on the applicator. It took me until I was almost 30 to learn to use a tampon. Sometimes they are hard to insert during the lighter part of your cycle.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:26 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Push it in towards your butt not up towards your head. Your vagina is parallel to the ground not to your spine.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 4:27 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I know! They irritate me,they don't fit right or something. However, what I did find was, a good position (angle) and use Tampons (pearl) they tend to glide and are less restrictive than the regular cardboard ones (in my opinion) Here is the link, check em out

    Answer by websavvy1 at 4:43 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I can't wear them either. I think my cervix is low. Also, I always hated that cottony feeling. Have you ever tried Insteads? They are great, you can't feel them and you can wear them up to 8 hrs straight.

    Answer by m-avi at 4:45 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I do not wear tampons.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:31 PM on Sep. 30, 2010