Why Can I Feel My Tampon?

Another reason why you might be able to feel your tampon is you’re using too high of an absorbency.

If you use a higher absorbency tampon than you need, this can lead your vagina to dry out, which will make it too dry for your tampon to sit comfortably inside.

Are you supposed to be able to feel a tampon?

No. When a tampon is inserted correctly (pushed far enough in) you won’t be able to feel it. Tampons are designed to be worn in the upper part of the vagina, the part furthest away from the vaginal opening. If you can feel your tampon, try pushing it in a little further.

Is it normal to feel your tampon the first time?

A tampon may hurt the first time you try to insert it, but it shouldn’t be bad. You shouldn’t feel it once it’s in, so if there still is pain or discomfort, you may not have inserted it correctly. A good rule of thumb: If your tampon feels at all uncomfortable, take it out!

How do you push a tampon in further?

Gently pull the fully compressed applicator tube out of your vagina. The tampon is now inserted and the string should be outside of your body. Stand up; if the tampon feels uncomfortable, use your pointer finger to try and push the tampon further inside your vagina.

Why can I feel my tampon in my stomach?

First of all, wearing a tampon will not cause pain in the stomach, so the fact that you are having trouble suggests that it’s not sitting in the right place. A tampon should always be inserted up, and back towards your spine, as far as possible. You should pull the string, but not the tampon, back down again.