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    So i switched from using pads to tampons back in April and I love them, I can't understand now why I used gross pads for years. Anyway, I have some slight issues, not really bad, but I'm just confused.

    It hurts every time I insert a tampon. Not excruciating, I deal with it cos I know I have to get it in, and it carries on hurting as I push it in until it reaches a spot where suddenly it doesn't hurt anymore (like inside). Then I push the applicator and it hurts AGAIN... I don't know whether it's the tampon scraping my insides or something? That's what it feels like.

    But then once the tampon is inserted I can't feel it at all and it's fine, and removing them is alright, sometimes hurts a bit but not as bad.

    What could be the reason for it hurting for a few seconds and then not? And then hurting when it is pushed up by the applicator and then stopping?

    BTW i'm not a virgin but I haven't had sex a lot and it does still hurt when I have sex. Could that be a link?
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    Maybe its just that theres no lunrication, and it's never comfortable to put anything up there when it's not wet is it?
    Have you tried using some KY or something to see if it makes a difference?
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    Presumably there's some lubrication if she's bleeding.

    Have you heard of vaginismus? That's one possible reason for the pain you're experiencing. You might want to get your doctor to check things out down there.
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    firstly, you have less nerves further up your vagina. also, while tampons are practical, they are made to suck up you natural body fluids, so of course you are a bit dry.
    try a smaller size of tampons, especailly later in your period, and try those without applicator. it's really not so messy, andyou can cover the finger you insert it with with toilet paper. if it still hurts try using a bit of lube.
    or, even better: try the mooncup. there's a huge thread on this board, and i can seriously recommend it. it thakes a few days of getting used to, but it's really worth it.
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    What size tampon are you using? If possible, get a smaller size and get used to that before trying bigger ones if you need to. Tampax Lites are good.
    You may not be relaxed enough when putting it in, or maybe you have it angled a bit wrong?
    Keep practising, it took me a while to get used to them, and even now I sometimes don't get them in properly every time, but it is worth it.
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    Mooncup mooncup mooncup!!!! It even makes my pain less
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    (Original post by PrincessAriadne)
    Mooncup mooncup mooncup!!!! It even makes my pain less
    this. really.
    needs a few tries to get used to, but i won't ever change back.
 
 
 
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