With a tampon every one says that it hurts really bad and that some people don't use tampons because of the pain how bad is the pain?
Dr. Kroman says...
Inserting a tampon shouldn’t hurt - it should be very easy. And once it’s in the right place, you shouldn’t be able to feel it at all. The main things you need to do are: get into the right position (squatting, one foot on the toilet seat or sitting on the toilet are the easiest) and of course RELAX. The muscles of the pelvic floor are very strong, so if you’re not relaxed, it will be very hard to insert the tampon.
Get to know your body. Get a mirror and have a look where the tampon is going to go before you start. Wash your hands well. Then use your index finger to gently push the tampon past your labia (outside folds of the vagina) into your vagina. Push it is as far as it will go- don’t worry, you can’t go too far. Make sure that the strings are hanging out for easy retrieval. When you are done, you shouldn’t be able to feel the tampon. If you do, then you haven’t pushed it in far enough, remove it and start again with a new one. Be sure to change your tampon when it’s full (usually every 3-4 hours depending on your flow) or after a maximum of 8 hours. Don’t forget, your pack of tampons will also have usage instructions inside, so have a read of those too. And, of course, tampons aren’t for everyone so if you’re not comfortable using them, then perhaps use a pad.