(Original post by Anonymous)
I know because I've put the word ladies in the title, a couple of guys will probably decide to click the link anyway, but this is a bit icky so beware.
I'm travelling to India on Friday and that's also the day I'm going to have my period during its heaviest flow. I have to take four flights, and overall it's around 20 hours of travelling, during which I'll be wearing pads the entire way which won't be the greatest feeling. I am terrified of leaking, and I know the toilets in India won't be the nicest either.
I've tried using tampons many times but I can only insert it half way before it begins to hurt, and refuses to go any further. I've read a lot of tips on how to insert tampons, and I've made sure I'm relaxed and I am using the smallest ones. I've gone through almost an entire 16 packet just trying to insert the darn things in, and now I'm a bit desperate. Being able to use tampons would make the travel much easier, but is it even possible for me? I've tried so many times, I'm beginning to think maybe tampons just aren't for me. I've only tried the non-applicator ones so far though, although I'm not sure if the applicator type would make much of a difference. Is there anything else I could do to try and make insertion easier? Or will I just have to travel with pads and constantly run to the toilets to make sure I haven't leaked?