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Unread August 4th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Every time I use a tampon(it doesn't matter what size) they hurt when I pull them out and on occasion, put them in. Why do they hurt? I've been using them for eight years now, and they have always hurt, regardless of which absorbancy I use. Does it have to do with the fact I'm a virgin?
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Unread August 4th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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Have you tried all the different brands? I still find that some brands hurt, and I am not a virgin. But others work much better.
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Unread August 5th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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It prolly has a lot to do with you being a virgin. I found, for myself, the plastic applicators are WAY better than cardboard. The cardboard doesnt glide in as easily and feels dry and rough. I became madly in love with those sport ones..... god I cant think of who makes them.... but they are in a pink and green box. Playtex maybe?

Anyway, they still occasionally hurt me also and Im not a virgin. Make sure you are putting them in at the right angle also, that helps a lot.
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Unread August 5th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Tampons hurt when I use them, what to do???

You are probably a bit dry when they go in. And I know with me they dry me out when in, so it kinda hurts to pull them out. It's normal. *shrug*

But anyways, have you ever gotten a mirror positioned just right so you can see your vagina? Try it out. Maybe your hymen (if you still have one, since they don't have much to do with virginity anyway) doesn't have a big opening.
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Unread August 5th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #5
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Maybe I'm strange... but I simply don't use tampons. I've used pads since I was 12.
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Unread August 5th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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I do not use tampons for the simple fact that they do hurt going in or coming out and I am FAR from being a virgin so that is not the problem. The plastics applicators are way better and the way you are shaped may be part of it. I always had to point the applicator towards the middle of my back or else it did not work. I haven't read a package in a long time, but I think that is the general instructions on the package.
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Unread August 5th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #7
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I became madly in love with those sport ones..... god I cant think of who makes them.... but they are in a pink and green box. Playtex maybe?
Playtex Sport. I swear by them. They're tiny, but effective. The box is an eyesore though.

Anyways, be relaxed. Sit down if you have to. If you tense up, it hurts. And from experience, sometimes you tense up without even realizing that you have. You need to make a concentrated effort to relax all muscles down there.

Or, go back to pads. Unless you're like me, you don't have to use tampons, and they make pads pretty leak proof and comfortable these days.
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Playtex Sport ones are AWESOME! I love them.

As for a solution - have you tried the slimfit ones? Playtex makes them as well. I used to use those when I was younger, and I found they really helped.
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my ex's were tiny too. I only remember they were called OB and I don't know where she got them.
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Unread August 5th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #10
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Default Re: Tampons hurt when I use them, what to do???

They wont hurt because youre a virgin, but the dry issue is true. I have no problems using tampons but yea they can dry you out and sometimes even make it feel like youre swollen so its harder to get one back in. If youre flow isnt heavy enough you may just want to stick to pads.
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Unread August 6th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #11
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Have you considered a moon cup or something similar? They sidestep the drying issue and do not produce excessive waste. Of course, you have to be comfortable with your vagina and everything that comes out of it but other than that, pretty straight up.
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have more sex?

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yeah! that'll TOTALLY get rid of your periods! for about 9 months.
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Default Re: Tampons hurt when I use them, what to do???

I have tried to use tampons, and they really havent been all that comfortable for me either. At least it's a common thing.

But otherwise.. when Im dating someone it feels awkward to be using pads. For some reason I feel like Im supposed to only use tampons, and that pads are concieved as gross. I dont get it :S
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Maybe I'm strange... but I simply don't use tampons. I've used pads since I was 12.
Hear, hear! I can't fathom the idea of walking around with something stuck up there. That's just not comfortable. I have used pads since I got my period at 10 years old and I will do so until I am 100, if I live that long. I do get made fun of though: "Pads? What are you, 14?"
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my ex's were tiny too. I only remember they were called OB and I don't know where she got them.


I LOVEEEEEEEEE OB!! Some comes with applicators and some without. I use the ones without. I would definetely talk to a doctor about it though.
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OB are good but they will suck all the water outta the pool if you jump in wearing one (j/k)
My favorite applicator is Kotex, the playtex ones i've had trouble with....but you know what I found out? I have really short hands, and when I used to wear tampons, that had an affect on how far I could push the suckers up there which had something to do how comfortable the applicators are. I finally figured out that after thinking I was bizarre for them being uncomfortable.
The virgin thing may or may not have anything to do with it, I say keep trying if you are determined to wear them, and try different brands until you get the one that's most comfortable for your body
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Unread September 5th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #18
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You can always contact an OB-GYN
I have heard that if you have cramps that tampons can make them worse. I'm not sure if that has something to do with the OP's problem but can anyone verify that?

I'm thinking about making the switch but I have bad cramps that are just barely lessened by the birth control pills I'm currently on, so it would be nice to know.
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Unread September 6th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #19
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I have heard that if you have cramps that tampons can make them worse. I'm not sure if that has something to do with the OP's problem but can anyone verify that?
Not to get too graphic here but, I think we all have different types of cramps. I personally have them more in my pelvic area than say stomach cramps. My type of cramps comes from the passing of the clots, if that's where you hurt the most, or you notice that on your heaviest days that's where the pain is, tampons may or may not affect that. If you cramp there though, my advice is to take baby aspirin, it helps make the clots smaller which means they don't hurt so much. If you have stomach or back cramps, tampons shouldn't affect them at all, for those, hot water bottle is a miracle.
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I have the same kind of cramps that you have. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.
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