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15 year old niece needs period help

Anonymous

My 15 year old niece lives with my brother (her Dad). It’s just the two of them since he’s a single Dad. She’s going to a pool party this weekend and has her period. I’ve tried giving her all the tampon advice that I possibly can (how to insert it, to relax, it won’t get “lost,” that she shouldn’t feel anything, etc). She says she can feel it in there and immediately takes it out. She is so anxious about the party with her friends and having her period. Do you have any brands (specifics, please) and any other advice for her?

  • Anonymous
    May 24

    So idk if I’m doing it wrong since I mainly use pads but when I use a tampon I still feel it in there. Maybe because I don’t normally use tampons? It shouldn’t hurt but I still feel it. I just use Tampax. For first time users its recommended to use the smallest size.

  • Anonymous
    May 24

    Get her a few different brands, with different applicators. Follow the instructions. If you insert it far up enough, you should not feel it.

  • B
    May 24

    I find that tampax brand is the longest and always felt bad to me. Playtex fit me better when I was teen. And OB brand, but they dont have applicators

  • Anonymous
    May 25

    It may be too late for this advice, but for in the future... I never feel my tampon when it's in right. 99% of the time if I feel it or it is uncomfortable the reason is that it is not in far enough. U by Kotex has always worked best for me.