Last edited by Gothel; 30-01-2014 at 16:39.
You can buy smaller, slim tampons which are designed for younger women wanting to use them. Libra Girl are the ones I use - and they come with an applicator which would make things so much easier for someone just starting out.
I've always found ordinary tampons too difficult and uncomfortable (very tight muscles - gods help me pushing this baby out!) so the "girl" ones overcome that whilst still providing a good amount of absorbency.
I used to use the tampax ones with an applicator as an early teen. But I found once in the we're 'ahem' rather large. I've since used the smallest slimmest ones of the popular brands and find them perfect.
Maybe DD could experiment with some different brands /types when she's ready. There's nothing worse than wanting to go swimming and not being able too.
FWIW I went swimming in the sea during my first period with a pad on... It turned into a surfboard. I'm surprised I didn't float away lol
Haha! I can clearly remember being told as a young teen that you can still go swimming if you have your period. Jumped into a pool with a pad on and ha - like Taiyed's experience - discovered quickly that, no you can't go swimming with a pad on. Can't remember at what age I switched over to tampons.
I used tampons from the second time I got AF, I was 12.
I would let my daughter if she wanted to, and I'd let her know about her options in case she isn't well informed.
Good luck OP, I've only got a son at the moment so none of this is actually in my future as it presently stands!
I had a friend told me that you don't bleed when you go swimming?!? Sounded bizarre to me and one I wouldn't want to try it out. Anyone else heard of this? She reckons you take out your tampon right before swimming then go pop a fresh one in after you're done. Maybe she's a light bleeder coz once she's in bed she stops bleeding, unlike me I bleed all night.
Sorry OP went off topic a little.
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I was a swimmer when I was younger so as soon as I got AF I was handed tampons and didn't even know much about pads. Was so much easier in the younger years. I still remember the day I got AF and my mum tried to say not to worry about going to water polo that night but nothing would stop me!
Thanks for your feedback everyone
Well she didn't get my text before she got in the pool but it all went fine. She wore a clean pad, bikini pants and board shorts over the top. No disasters!
I bought her some mini tampons tonight for when she's ready to give them a go.
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