Updated: May 5
SO HERE ARE FEW COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TAMPONS
Q1 CAN A 12-YEAR-OLD WEAR A TAMPON?
There is no right age for starting to use tampons – its individual decision.
Q2 IS IT OK TO SLEEP WITH TAMPONS ON?
Yes it is ok, depending upon the flow.
Q3 DOES LUBE HELP WITH TAMPONS?
Yes. Water soluble lubricant only on the tip.
Q4 CAN YOU POOP AND PEE WITH A TAMPON IN?
Yes, you need to tuck the string in your vagina or hold it out of the way so that it doesn’t get wet.
Q5 ARE THERE DIFFERENT SIZES OF TAMPONS?
Tampon sizes indicate the amount of menstrual flow they can absorb. Common sizes are junior or slim, regular, super, super plus and ultra.
Q6 HOW DO I KNOW MY TAMPON IS FULL?
Give a l…light tug on the string if it starts to pull out easily then its time to change.
Q7 CAN A TAMPON FALL OUT?
No, you will feel like it may fall out not until its full and its time to change.
Q8 CAN TAMPONS CAUSE CANCER?
No but if left longer than 8 hrs it may cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Q9 CAN A TAMPON GET LOST/STUCK IN YOU?
No a tampon cannot get lost in the abdomen.
Q10 IS IT SAFE TO FLUSH TAMPONS?
Tampons should not be flushed.
Q11 ARE THERE TOXIC CHEMICALS IN TAMPONS?
No, there are strict regulations; tampons are free from harmful materials.
Q12 WHEN DO THE TAMPONS HURT?
When a dry tampon is pulled out or when not inserted properly it may hurt.
Q13 WHAT IS THE COST OF TAMPONS?
It costs between Rs 10 – Rs 25 per piece depending upon brand and type.