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fun610
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ive used them before but only because i had to. and my p.e. class is doing a swimming unit soon and i dont want to do make-ups. and as we are starting the unit ill be getting my period.
i used them for last semesters swimming unit. and it hurt alot when i took them out. like an hour after i had taken it out it still hurt down there.
how can i avoid this pain? i would really like to use them during the summer but i just hate taking them out! so please and tips?
thanks!

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StrangePudding
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OK, well first of all make sure you're using the right type of tampon. You should use the smallest one that can hold your flow. Second, make sure the tampon is full before you try to take it out. This means that if you put it in and swim for an hour, you probably don't want to take it out right after swimming. Menstrual fluids can be a good lubricant, but they need to fill the entire tampon in order for them to work as a lubricant in this situation. That being said, don't leave in the tampon longer than the guidelines say. Third, make sure you really, really are relaxed when you're taking them out. Are you trying to rush to get it out and then go to class? If so, see if you can get a bathroom pass from your teacher the next period and take care of it then. Or, wait until lunch or you get home from school (as long as you don't leave it in too long, of course). Follow the directions in the box in terms of relaxing your pelvic muscles, putting a leg up, etc. I hope this helps a little!
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fun610
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well i am using the smallest one. and each class is 100 min. i normally take it out after school. so thats 200 min or 3 hrs and 50 min. (including lunch) so i think thats enuff time to have it in. and i try to be relaxed but i dont like tampons so i do rush it. and if i wait til im home then it would be too long since its a 40 min walk home. (i live far from my school)
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amychaos
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that's not too long is it? o:
my tampons say 4-8hours on the box.
i usually put mine in before school 8.00am, change it at dinner 12.20pm, and then after school at about 5.30pm.

[ 03-24-2009, 12:30 PM: Message edited by: amychaos ]

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As far as time limitations are concerned, I think you'd be perfectly fine even if you didnt remove it before you left to go home. That would only be about 4 and a half hours, and though depending on the heaviness of your flow, tampons are not a worry unless left in for more than 6 or 8 hours. Rushing it doesn't help, but it would also probably be helpful to not worry about the removal hurting, because even mentally thinking that can make your body tense up, which would make it more painful than it needs to be also. For me, the main thing that causes pain is if I remove it before it is fully saturated, so try to make sure it is, before you try to take it out. ~smiley
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bluejumprope
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It can also help to grip very high up on the string. Or, once you've gotten it partially out, to grip the actual tampon. I find I have more control removing it that way.

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