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Just recently began trying tampons! 😳😬🀐
But often times, I leak or have accidents with one or two hours of putting one in. What exactly am I doing wrong? Absorption not enough? Angling it in incorrectly? Just crazy bc I can teach it but not wear them!!!πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ😒
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Just now, uwishunuw said:

Just recently began trying tampons! 😳😬🀐
But often times, I leak or have accidents with one or two hours of putting one in. What exactly am I doing wrong? Absorption not enough? Angling it in incorrectly? Just crazy bc I can teach it but not wear them!!!πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ😒
Helppppppp!

Wrong size or "capacity"?

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2 hours ago, uwishunuw said:

Just recently began trying tampons! 😳😬🀐
But often times, I leak or have accidents with one or two hours of putting one in. What exactly am I doing wrong? Absorption not enough? Angling it in incorrectly? Just crazy bc I can teach it but not wear them!!!πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ😒
Helppppppp!

One mistake I remember making back in the day is not getting the cotton part up in the right spot. It needs to go up in there behind the pubic bone. If it's the in the right spot, the cotton part should just be sucked right up in there. If it's stuck under the pubic bone, that sucker will start sliding out and won't do its job. Best way to make sure you have it in the right place is hike your leg up on the side of the tub or the toilet, hold onto the ribbed part hit the plunger slowly once you can feel the tube part is past the pubic bone. Use your internal muscles to contract and pull it up in there. I've been using Tampax Pearl Ultra (the big ones) since they came out years ago. Any size smaller or any other brand and I'll leak because I have a heavy flow. Good luck!

** Side-note- Make sure the plunger stick is NOT stuck up in you by accident. 2 pieces should come out...the plunger and the main tube part. Sometimes the suction will get it stuck in there and you won't know it until you go to wipe the next time you pee. I've been a victim of this in the middle of night...half asleep and putting one in LOL and also, invest in some pantiliners until you figure out which ones work for you :91_thumbsup:

Edited by Kimmie K

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Try a more absorptive size... maybe a plus/ultra one? And that you're pushing it to where the tip ends and the plunger part begins, so it's far enough in. Sounds like you probably just need a thicker size! Kimmie was way more thorough than me but yes... I concur. lol!

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Are you sure you are inserting it all the way? You shouldn't be able to feel it at all when it is positioned correctly.

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Just recently began trying tampons! [emoji15][emoji51][emoji850]
But often times, I leak or have accidents with one or two hours of putting one in. What exactly am I doing wrong? Absorption not enough? Angling it in incorrectly? Just crazy bc I can teach it but not wear them!!![emoji25][emoji25][emoji25][emoji22]
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Playtex fits better than Tampax, Tampax gets longer and Playtex just opens up to absorb much more comfortable.

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