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    Default Tampons and swimming

    I use pads during my AF. But was wondering for fellow pad users do you use tampons when swimming? Or just cancel any swimming plans if AF shows up.

    I went swimming last night and I knew that AF was going to come any if the days leading up so I got tampons just in case. Luckily didn't need to use them as I got AF this morning. Great timing lol.

    I've just ever used tampons much maybe once when I was a teen. They seem uncomfortable to me.

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    I don't swim when I have AF, I can't use tampons (my body rejects them) and I can't use a cup either. I don't swim that much anyway.

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    If you can feel them its because you havent inserted them correctly. When insering you shouldnt aim straight up you should aim on an angle about 45 degrees ad thats the position of the vaginal canal. Once inserted you should keep pushing until you cannot feel it. Petsonally i dont know how people wear pads. All that wet blood next to your vag. Uck.

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    Default Tampons and swimming

    I was a competitive swimmer so I had to use tampons all the time. As PP said just make sure you insert them fully - you shouldn't be able to feel them if they are sitting correctly.

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    I haven't used pads since I was about 16 and have never had a problem with swimming with a tampon. As pp said, as long as it's inserted correctly you can't feel it at all - the packaging inside the box gives some suggestions on different positions to use while inserting it to make sure it's correct

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    Default Tampons and swimming

    I started using tampons at 12 from my second ever period. I started with the tampax applicator ones, maybe try those for better insertion? You really shouldn't be able to feel it once its in, unless you mean you find the insertion uncomfortable.

    Now I use a mix, but am actually transitioning mainly to cloth pads (thanks to the positive stories of many women on this forum!). Am thinking of trying a cup but im not quite there yet. I was starting to get a rash over my lady parts during AF no matter what brand of product I used...some kind of chemical/moisture thing I guess?

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    I hate the feel of tampons but use a cup with no problems. Maybe you could look into getting one, even if it is just for swimming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    All that wet blood next to your vag. Uck.
    Yes it isn't the best feeling but some of us don't have a choice, better than it pouring down my legs

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    Default Re: Tampons and swimming

    I never use anything other than Tampons. Can't stand pads and got used to tampons from about 17 onwards so have had a lot of practice.

    Yes I use them when I go swimming, I would only cancel swimming if it was a particularly heavy time of the month.

    I would recommend Tampax applicator ones to begin or tampons that state they have a smooth coating on them. The all cotton ones can be a bit scratchy to insert lol
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    I'm a sailor so I learnt pretty early on that I have little choice if I want to sail during aunty flo. So I mostly wear pads and then tampons if I'm sailing. I do still have trouble getting them in correctly sometimes, and can never get one in just after I've removed the previous one (which is annoying).

    For the most part though they are fine and I barely notice they are there. To be honest the reason I only usually wear them when sailing is because I get paranoid about forgetting one and leaving it in there because I can't feel it.

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