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Chatting with a friend on the weekend, she said that because of the fact that she used a tampon during her period, her boyfriend had a big fight with her and thought she was not a virgin.
Honeyloveyou was shocked and felt the need to talk to everyone about tampons so that everyone could have a scientifically correct understanding of it.
"Can virgins use tampons?"
"Do you take out the tampon when you pee?"
"It hurts when I put the tampon in, what should I do?"
Today's article will show you a good understanding of tampons.
01. Can virgins use tampons?
Some people think that with a tampon, the hymen will burst. In fact, the idea itself has a misunderstanding of the hymen.
The scientific name of the hymen is the vaginal valve, which is not a membrane, but a ring-shaped, elastic connective tissue.
The vaginal valve originally has gaps of different sizes, and the diameter of these small holes is 1-2.5cm.
Now the diameter of ordinary tampons is about 1.32~1.42cm. Therefore, as long as the tampons are used correctly, the hymen will not be damaged.
Therefore, virgins can properly use tampons.
However, I personally don't like the statement that a virgin is not a virgin, and there is no so-called broken place. The hymen is simply a part of the female body and should not be linked to chastity.
However, about 2% of women still have holes in their hymen that are too small to use tampons. Or choose according to your own situation.
02. What are the types of tampons?
I don't know if you have used tampons after reading this article, but most people who have used them think that using tampons is really cool.
Compared with sanitary napkins, tampons will not be stuffy in the buttocks, nor will it be sticky or hot in summer, and there will be no side leakage, eliminating the need to wash the sheets.
There are two basic types of tampons, depending on the method of use, size and absorption specifications:
The first type: finger-in type
There is only one layer of plastic paper packaging on the outside of the finger-type tampon. After disassembling, you need to directly insert the tampon into the vagina with your fingers.
However, female friends generally report that the friction is high and the difficulty coefficient is high.
Of course, this also has to do with mastering the correct way to use tampons. If the method is incorrect, the user experience will be poor.
Therefore, the finger-in type still requires a little operating skills, which is more suitable for old tampon people.
The second: catheter type
The catheter-type tampon is packaged in a small plastic tube. Compared to finger tampons, catheter tampons have less friction when pushed into the vagina.
Therefore, it is more suitable for women who are trying to use tampons for the first time.
03. The correct way to use tampons
Having said so much, I still don’t know how to use tampons, so let’s learn together~
Considering that more women choose to use catheter-type tampons, here is the use of catheter-type tampons as an example. The use of finger-type tampons can also refer to the following steps, but they are not exactly the same.
Step 1: Pull out the sliver
Pinch the upper end of the inner catheter, which is the thinner end, and pull it out in the direction of the arrow. After hearing the sound, stop the movement in your hand. (Refer to No. 2 in the figure below)
Step 2: Insert the catheter
Pinch the handle of the outer catheter, which is the thicker end, and aim it at the vaginal opening, relax the body, and slowly push the thick tube into the vagina in the direction of about 45 degrees until the thumb touches the vaginal opening and stops. (Refer to No. 3 in the figure below)
Step 3: Insert the tampon
Use your index finger to slowly push the inner tube in until it overlaps the outer tube, making sure the thread on the tampon is always on the outside. (Refer to No. 4 in the figure above)
Step 4: Remove the catheter
Remove the inner and outer catheters together, being careful not to pull on the cotton thread. (Refer to No. 5 in the figure above)
If it doesn't work once, it doesn't matter, just take it slow and try a few more times.
Of course, tampons have many benefits, but if you find it inconvenient and uncomfortable to use, you can still choose not to use tampons.
After all, tampons are just one type of menstrual product, essentially for women's convenience, health, hygiene, and comfort. Only what suits you is the best.
04. Improper use of tampons? Very serious consequences!
Seeing this, many women may say that tampons are not as good as you said, and they still feel foreign body sensation and pain when they are used.
?About pain and foreign body sensation.
It should be pointed out here: from a physiological point of view, the final placement area of the tampon does not have sensory nerves, nor does it cause discomfort, in fact, you cannot feel its existence at all. Unless you put it in the wrong place.
The tampon should be placed in the middle of the vaginal canal, close to the cervix, as shown in the picture below.
If it doesn't work once, try it a few more times, but change a new tampon each time to ensure safety and hygiene.
?Do you have to change the tampon every time you go to the bathroom?
The first thing to say is that tampons do not interfere with urination. The tampon is placed in the vagina, and the urination is in the urethra, and the vagina and urethra are two completely separate channels.
In theory, it is not necessary to change the tampon every time you urinate. But if it's a bowel movement, it's best to get a new tampon. In order to prevent the tampon from shifting, or the tampon line is contaminated with unclean objects, affecting hygiene.
? How often do you change the tampon?
It is best to change the sliver every 4 to 6 hours, up to 8 hours. Even girls who are accustomed to sleeping late, for safety reasons, they should set an alarm clock to change tampons~
After reading today's article, you must have a more scientific and correct understanding of tampons.
If you have not used tampons, or you are already an old tampon person, you are very welcome to share some of your own thoughts and experience.
The article is transferred from: Honeylovelyou Blog