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Introduction

Many girls and young women had or have problems when using tampons for the first time. They feel discomfort, have difficulties to put them in the right place and even feel pain while inserting them. If you are one of them, reading the following lines will help you learn how to use tampons easily and without feeling pain.

Vaginismus

There are girls that have more tissue than the others, which can be the cause of discomfort while trying to insert the tampon into their vagina. Septate hymen is the name for this kind of additional tissue. However, this tissue is elastic and some girls can insert the tampon without any trouble as it passes just beside this tissue. Still, they can have difficulties when getting the tampon out. If you experience this kind of problem, it is better to go to the doctor then to try to put it out by force. When this happens, most girls have fear from inserting tampon again. Every next attempt to do this will result in vaginismus, which is a medical term for muscular contraction that causes vagina to close and it is happening due to negative anticipation and fear from experiencing pain again. This reaction is occurring without the awareness and intention so that girls don’t know what is causing disabilities to insert the tampon. Every negative experience, such as injuries or pain in vaginal area can cause this kind of problem.

How to treat vaginismus

Vaginismus can be defeated with the help of professional who will teach you how to relax your vaginal muscles. The best thing to do is to talk with your mother or someone who can help you find the right doctor, because there are few doctors who know how to help you with this problem. When you find experienced professional who knows how to help you defeat vaginismus, he or she will give you advice on how to slowly, but efficiently overcome the problem. You will have homeworks related to tampons insertion, but without feeling any pain. You will be advised to stop each time you feel pain, so there is no reason to be scared. The doctor will teach you how to relax your muscles and this problem will certainly be solved. There is always a possibility to use some other forms of protection instead of tampons until you learn how to overcome vaginismus. It is very important to get rid of the fear and negative associations regarding penetration.

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