Do tampons hurt??wats the difference between pads and tampons??
do they hurt?
no not really
it might be a bit uncomfortable to put threm in at first and get used to it, it might even be a little bit painfull, but its never unbearable pain
diferences? there are mant
these are soft pillow like things you put on the bottom of your underwear so when your period leaks out it all goes onto the pad.
there are different sizes of pads as well
pads are easy to use because you just stick them to your underwear
you need to change them every 4 hours or when there about half full
you cant go swimming with a pad on, because it absorbs all the water and your period will probably end up in the pool/beach because the pad cant absorb it
pads are easy for beginners to start out with
and you can sleep with them in
these are little lipstick sized things you stick up your vagina
they can never get lost in there because theres a tiny hole inside you that keeps them from going up any further
occasionaly a tampon string might brake, in that case try to get it out with your fingers or if you cant see a doctor asap
tampons are a bit more difficult to use, they require more effort to put in as well
you can go swimming with a tampon because water wont really get up your vagina
tampons have been associated with toxic shock syndrome (tss) this can be fatal, and can be caused by you not washing your hands ,from the tampon flaking (breaking apart) inside you or from using a larger one than you need. tss is extremley rare though
you need to change tampons every 4 hours
and you should NEVER sleep with a tampon in
there are many pad and tampon companies that have helpful websites to help you learn more about there products and how to use them, as well as other information about them. libra is a good brand with a good website
and learn a little more on tss (you can google it) if you plan to use tampons
hope this helped :]
Tampons can be a little painful to insert near the end of your period because the flow is slowing and decreasing...also may also a little painful when removing IF the tampon is not full enough when you are trying to take it out.
Like Stephanie and Jaz both said the pain is minimal and a lot of women prefer tampons because you don't have to restrict activities such as swimming because you are on your period. Makes life a little more fun that week you have every month.
No tampons don't hurt if you use the right size, dont use supers unless you are wide down there with a heavy flow. The difference? One is internal and the other is external...
Oh and tampons you don't need to change quite as often.
No they shouldnt not if you put them in right.
And a pad is a cloth paddy thing that you insert into your underwear that absorbs the blood and a tampon goes inside you to soak up the blood