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Before the article started, Honeyloveyou asked several female fans who have used tampons to share their experience of using tampons.
Big E, 22 years old, 2-year sliver user
I came into contact with it two years ago. It was only when I went abroad to study that I found out that there was a sliver. Of course, I resisted it at first. It must be hard to think about stuffing such a thick thing under it (now I think the idea of a virgin is really funny.) ), but there was a sudden visit from menstrual period outside, and there were no sanitary napkins in the convenience store, so I could only buy tampons.
The first time I put it in it was not smooth, I wasted a few pieces, and finally succeeded. Later I realized that it was not suitable for beginners because it used a finger-type sliver. It was a little bit painful when I put it in because I was so nervous. I thought that virgins couldn't use tampons, but it turned out that they could, without any effect. After all, the hymen is not a plastic wrap, and there are holes on it that are larger than the diameter of the sliver.
Choose a day with a high volume and a smoother catheter that will be easier to push in. Now I am a big fan of sliver, and I recommend sliver to everyone.
Gemini, 24 years old, mixed use of various menstrual products
Sanitary napkins have always been used in adolescence. After graduating from high school, I tried tampons, and I also contacted menstrual cups in college, but the threshold for use is really too high, and there are various restrictions. I can only use it occasionally at home, and I use it the most. Or cotton sliver with pads.
Since I came into contact with tampons, sanitary napkins are basically not used much, because the tampons are so comfortable, sometimes I simply forget that I am still here with menstrual period. And the amazing thing is that I had severe dysmenorrhea during adolescence. Later, although I still felt a little uncomfortable when using tampons, it would not affect my study and life. I think it was probably because I couldn't feel its existence and I felt relaxed. a lot of.
RICH, 25 years old, boy
As a guy, I really wanted to share my first experience of stuffing a tampon for a female ticket! Since Honeyloveyou recommended the tampon, I have been asking my girlfriend to try it, but even though she has read a lot of popular science, she still has a lot of concerns, and always feels that it cannot be inserted, or she has a foreign body sensation.
Once, she finally made up her mind to buy 4 cotton sliver samples in total, but she wasted three of them in the toilet by herself and didn't put them in! She gave up trying and didn't want to try again. But I didn't give up, there was only one left, I said let me try it.
I omit a thousand words here on how I persuaded her. In short, in the end, she lay obediently on the bed and spread her legs. I carefully searched for the opening, and then slowly pushed the cotton sliver in, just like an injection (although I never gave anyone an injection), and finally withdrew the catheter, I left a piece of cotton thread outside, I double-checked it, it should be a success.
After she got up and walked twice, the expression on her face changed to surprise. She honestly didn't feel anything stuck underneath. For the next few hours, she kept sighing to me: I really feel a lot fresher down there, there is no sticky feeling of blood, and there is no foreign body sensation at all, and I can't feel my period!
She also blamed herself for wasting the 3 previous ones, otherwise the experience of liberating the body could last longer, if only I could have helped me earlier.
After reading the above sharing, do you still have some doubts about the cotton sliver? Honeyloveyou has sorted out the common problems and explained them to everyone at one time. Kegel Ball can improve female sexual ability.
1. Can virgins use tampons?
According to a study published by Dr. Emans in 1994, there was no significant difference in the vaginal flap (hymen) between those who used sanitary napkins and those who used tampons among inexperienced women. The reason is that the vaginal flap is an elastic tissue, and its opening is about 2.5 cm in diameter, while the diameter of the tampon is about 1.5 cm. However, because the shape of each person's vaginal valve is different, it cannot be ruled out that there are very small holes in the vaginal valve, and the tampon cannot pass through.
But having said that, in fact, what many people really care about is not the scientific question of whether the tampon can pass through the vaginal valve, but the subconscious still feels that women who have no sexual experience should not let non-penis foreign objects (including fingers, tampons, toys, etc.) into the body. For this kind of thinking, Honeyloveyou can only say that the value of women is not reflected in the vaginal valve, the comfort of menstruation and even the pleasure of the body can only be felt by yourself, and blindly caring about the backward thoughts of others will only make you more and more restrained.
2. How to put the sliver in?
For those who use it for the first time, choose a catheter-type tampon, try it on a large amount of days, and it is lubricated by menstrual blood, which is easier to succeed. "The rush.
The most important thing is, don't be too nervous, don't give a lot of presets by yourself, and feel that it will definitely hurt or something. Just relax and push naturally. If you really feel stuck, try changing your posture and the direction in which you are pushing. It will be smoother to push forward in a 45-degree squat position.
Steps for usage:
1. Pinch the end of the package, pull open the package along the dotted line with a little force, and take out the cotton sliver.
2. Pinch the green non-slip part with the thumb and middle finger, and press the index finger against the tail of the catheter.
3. Relax, separate your legs and squat down slightly, place the outer catheter into the vagina at an angle of about 45 degrees, until the fingers touch the vulva, use the index finger to push the push rod to push out all the cotton core, and then gently take out the catheter, put the cotton thread stay outside the body.
3. What’s the matter with the feeling of foreign body sensation or even pain?
The description is not placed in the right place, and it is placed too shallowly. If you put it in the right place, you won't actually feel it at all because the area where the tampon will end up is nerve-free. It is recommended to push it in again until there is no foreign body sensation. If you feel resistance, adjust the angle.
If it hurts when you take it out, it may be because the blood volume is low, or the replacement time is too fast, resulting in dry friction, and the cotton sliver has hardly absorbed any blood. taken out.
4. How often do you change it? Do you want to change the toilet?
Generally 3-4 hours to replace, the sliver can not exceed 8 hours in the body.
Small tips: Gently pull the cotton thread, if it is loose, it means it is full, if it doesn’t work, it is not full. If the amount is large, it can be used together with the pad. If there is more blood on the pad, the tampon can be replaced.
As for whether to change the toilet or not, there is no standard answer to this, it depends on the individual situation. Pull the cotton thread aside when you go to the toilet, or dry it with toilet paper afterwards. But if you don't feel comfortable with a dirty sliver, change it, and if you don't think the sliver is full, it's not a big deal if you don't change it.
5. What's so good about cotton sliver? Why should I try it?
You can move freely and dryly without feeling the existence of your menstrual period at all, just as relaxed and free as if you have not had a menstrual period;
The whole butt will not have the sultry feeling of being covered by a large piece of plastic cloth, and you will no longer have to sit on a pool of sticky blood;
Tampons are hygienic, much more hygienic than sitting on a puddle of menstrual blood and E. coli during the summer.
Worry and tension about menstruation is also much reduced, dysmenorrhea may also be greatly improved because of mental relaxation, and then shake hands with annoying menstruation;
If you are still in a state where you can only see your period but don't know where your vagina is, tampons are undoubtedly your first choice for understanding your body.
In fact, Honeyloveyou recommends tampons to everyone just to give girls one more choice during their menstrual period, not to say that tampons are necessarily the best choice for all women. As one fan said: using a sanitary pad is like wearing glasses, and using a tampon is like wearing contact lenses. Which one do you like more depends on the choice of the girls after they have tried it~
6. So, what happened to the legendary terrifying TSS?
Generally speaking, a tampon should not be used for more than 8 hours. If it is left for too long, the originally wet vaginal wall will become dry. The legendary toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is caused by the dryness of the vaginal mucosa. related to small cracks.
The probability of TSS occurring when used correctly is extremely low, much less than winning the lottery! Although the probability is extremely small, please be sure to read the manual carefully, choose the model that suits you and replace it in time.
7. There are so many sliver brands on the market, how to choose?
There are no more than two types of tampons: finger-in and catheter-type (the catheters are also divided into long and short catheters, which are basically the same).
The finger-pointing has higher requirements on the hygiene of the fingers, and also requires the user to have a full understanding of the inside of the body (knowing where to put it), so if you are a tampon veteran, you can try it. If you are a novice, it is still recommended to use a catheter type. The delicate and smooth surface of the catheter can reduce friction, and it is very easy to push forward without getting blood on your hands, which is very comfortable.