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1. Buy the smallest tampons you can, usually a small or teen tampon;
2. You can put a little vaseline on the end of the applicator if the applicator does not slide in easily; and
3. Just relax, if you tense up, it is harder to insert. Good Luck!
Nancy Brown , Ed.S, M.A., Ph.D.