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Posted on: 10/16/2007
When I put my tampon in, it hurts. Is that normal??
Tampon insertion should not be painful. You may be nervous and tensing your muscles during insertion. Try to relax and find a comfortable position. Consider using the smallest size tampon and try when your menstrual flow is heavy to help the tampon glide in. You could also try a very small amount of water-based lubricant (such as KY jelly, not Vaseline). You can read the tampon package insert or look online for more detailed instructions on how to insert a tampon properly. You could also ask your mother or aunt or friend for help. Once the tampon is put in correctly, you should not feel it at all.