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Can I Practice Using a Tampon Before I Get My Period?

Can I practice using a tampon before I get my period? I want to try it, but I'm nervous and don't know if it's safe.
Catelyn

You can practice inserting a tampon before getting your period. But it's probably better (and easier) to wait until your period comes. That's because blood flow moistens the vagina and helps a tampon slide in easier. Without this extra lubrication, it can be harder to put a tampon in. If you do practice inserting a tampon before your period, don't forget to remove it right away.

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Reviewed by: Amy W. Anzilotti, MD
Date reviewed: October 2019