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Jenners
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I am 21 and slightly new to tampons...my problem is when I go to insert them ( I use tampax pearls)the applicator goes in way up there fine, but when I go to push on the tip to let the tampon up in there...it won't budge, it's like the applicator was broken, I went through 5 tampons!! This was very discouraging...why won't the applicator push the tampon thru when it is inside me? [Confused]
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Jenners
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***edit*** I meant when I push on the end of the applicator (plunger), it won't budge to push it inside me.
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Heather
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Why not try using a tampon that doesn't use an applicator system instead?

(And extra bonus: less environmental waste.)

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Jenners
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I have tried, but I can't get it in far enough. And I am a petite person and my fingers are really short. And pads are so messy for me, the blood seems to "pool" toward the front my area and it is a huge mess just to use the bathroom because I have to wipe up lots of blood from the whole area.
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I used to have this problem. Whenever I pushed in the applicator I felt a funny twinge/pain, and I had hell trying to get it in. I eventually figured out that I was hitting my cervix; the tampon simply couldn't go in far enough to be comfortable.

I tried applicator-less tampons but found them even more drying. If tampons can't work for you no matter what you do, you have a couple other options for internal protection, including sea sponges or a menstrual cup.

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I wonder why that happens?
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