Can I insert a tampon even if I don't have my period yet? I want to practice
We understand your curiosity. You want to be prepared when the moment arrives.
But it's probably better to wait until your first (or even second) period arrives.
Why? Because the menstrual flow moistens the vagina and helps the tampon
slip into place.
Waiting a bit also is good because it gives you a chance to get an idea of what
your flow will be like — heavy, light, or somewhere in between. When you know
your flow, you can pick the right tampon for your needs. For first-timers, try a slim
fit-sized tampon, then relax and read the instructions.
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Date reviewed: January 2017