Are tampons dangerous? The false myths about menstruation in the summer


Many, too many questions. Tampons still seem to be shrouded in myth and many doubts about how to use tampons. That’s why it’s time to say enough and dispel any uncertainty: tampons are not dangerous!

Can they be used at night? Can they be lost in the body after insertion? Is it possible to lose virginity by using them? There are still many doubts and false myths to dispel regarding tampons and their use. One of the main concerns concerns the alleged dangerousness of tampons, accused of being able to cause damage to health. It is these and other taboos surrounding menstruation that make tampon use still extremely limited. The result is a certain distrust of tampons, which leads many women to give up trying them. The first thing to know, in addition to the fact that tampons are not dangerous, is that it is an extremely hygienic solution for the cycle: by absorbing the blood directly inside the vaginal canal, in fact, the tampons completely prevent it from leaking. , even in case of heavy flow. In short, it’s time to get to know tampons better and, who knows, maybe find a new method to deal with menstruation peacefully.

Are tampons dangerous?

No, no and still no. There is nothing dangerous about using an internal tampon. Made of pure, hydrophilic cotton or a blend of cotton and rayon, the tampons are absolutely safe for health, thanks also to the small cable that remains outside the vagina and ensures a very simple removal. In addition, to avoid problems, some types of tampons have a special applicator, which makes insertion even easier. Without considering that – exactly like those for external use – the size of the tampons varies according to the menstrual flow.


Is it difficult to put on and remove the tampon?

One of the big questions when it comes to tampons is how complicated it is to insert them. In reality, putting a tampon requires only a minimum of practice and doing it will be easier every time. The basic rule is to relax and wash your hands. At this point, your best bet is to find a comfortable position – sitting on the toilet or standing – spread your legs slightly apart and proceed. Furthermore, once inserted, the tampon will no longer be able to move, let alone come off! Despite this, removing the tampon is even easier than inserting it. The special cord that hangs on the outside of the vagina, in fact, simply has to be pulled, extracting the tampon.

How often should you change your tampon to avoid the risks?

First, let’s remember that the tampon does not endanger your health. Of course, then, there is no time limit within which to change the tampon. The ideal would be to do it every 4-6 hours and not exceed 8, but using them does not cause any damage to the body. Likewise, tampons do not stop collecting blood if used for more than a few hours. Here because tampons can also be used at night without any problems, provided that the change takes place every 8 hours.

Can you bathe, shower and do sports using the tampon?

Choosing an internal tampon will not change your daily routine, indeed, it could improve it! In fact, at the sea or in the pool, the tampon is the best ally because it will allow you to bathe without worries. Similarly, the weekly workout will not be affected in any way by the cycle: if inserted correctly, in fact, it does not cause any kind of pain and will allow you to move freely. Without the risk of irritation from sweat.

Is it possible to lose virginity using the tampon?

Obviously, the use of the internal tampon has nothing to do with the loss of virginity and using it if you have not yet had sexual intercourse does not cause the rupture of the hymen and is no longer difficult.


Do I have to remove the sanitary napkin to go to the bathroom?

The tampon is inserted into the vaginal cavity, while the pee flows out to the urethra. Precisely for this reason it is not necessary to remove the tampon before going to the bathroom. In fact, they are two close but distinct channels. A toilet break, in any case, is a good opportunity to change the tampon.

Can it get stuck in the body?

After insertion, the tampon remains perfectly inserted between the walls of the vagina, from which it cannot move until removal. It is absolutely impossible, in fact, that he can go out on his own. The only difficulties in removal may come from a certain muscle stiffness or lack of experience. Likewise, the tampon cannot get lost in the body or move from where it was placed. A very widespread concern, then, is that concerning the potential breakage of the lanyard. A very rare case, but you don’t have to worry about it: to remove it, in this case, just squat down and try to reach the swab with your fingers.

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