A tampon

is a piece of absorbent material, usually cotton wool or gauze, which is used to prevent the penetration of liquid substances onto a hard surface. In gynecology, a specially developed tampon with an applicator for insertion into the vagina is used to absorb the discharge during menstruation.


For many women, a tampon is still a tool that is not safe to use. All the blame for some widespread myths, which in this article and debunked by gynecologists. Also, attention will be paid to the use of hygiene products in general on critical days.

You can not use a tampon every day, it’s dangerous for your health.

For example, they are able to block menstrual bleeding. In fact, medical studies have confirmed that a tampon can not block secretions, besides it is confirmed by simple physics. When the tampon is completely saturated, the liquid starts or flows through it or flows around the outside. If the tampon is positioned correctly, it does not in the least interfere with normal secretions, simply absorbing them. Therefore, the daily use of this tool on critical days is absolutely safe.

Tampons are not allowed at night.

On the contrary, it is at night that the use of this tool is most effective. Regardless of dreams, body movements, the swab is always in place, protecting against leakage. He can not wrinkle or move, as a gasket, so in any situation performs its functions. It is necessary to take into account when choosing a tampon that its size depends on the number of precipitates, and not on the time of day. By the way, in the first day of the allocation are more abundant than in the end, but all this, of course, individually.

Tampons harm the cervix and vagina, and also violate its bacterial flora.

During critical days, the pH of the vaginal environment changes to the alkaline side due to menstrual flow. In this period, hormonal and chemical changes in the composition of the environment have a natural effect on the rate of development of bacteria in the vagina. However, doctors and scientists have established that tampons are not involved in this phenomenon. Studies of this tool have confirmed that there are no major changes in the vagina or uterus that would have been caused by the use of a tampon. The fact is that these women’s formations are quite elastic and adapt very well to new conditions.

The tampon can get lost inside.

Actually, this is physically impossible. In the uterus I can not slip even the smallest tampons, because usually a hole in the cervix is ​​no bigger than a pinhead. Do not be afraid of the fact that the tampon is too deep. Following the instructions, the main thing is that the lanyard always remains outside – in this case it will always be possible to pull out the tampon inside of it.

The pull cord can come off the tampon even with a little effort.

In the process of producing this hygiene product, the cord of the maximum is well attached to its absorbent part. The probability of a break is practically zero. If you can not believe it – no one interferes with the input before pulling the cord and making sure that it is impossible to tear it off.

After pregnancy and childbirth for a while, it is better to refrain from using tampons.

There are no medical prescriptions that would restrict a woman to use tampons after birth, since the healing process is purely individual. Pregnancy and subsequent births change the intensity of menstruation, so the final timing of the resumption of intimate life and the opportunity to use vaginal funds are determined only by the doctor.

Tampons can not use virgins.

According to this myth, a tampon can lead to spoilage of the hymen, so many mothers restrict their daughters in using this remedy. In fact, tampons are quite suitable for girls who have not yet had sex.Even special studies were conducted, during which two groups of girls were compared. In one of them, the representatives never had sex and did not use tampons, others used them. The results did not show significant differences between groups of subjects in the structure of the hymen. It should also be noted that the hymen has a natural opening for the passage of menstrual blood and appropriate secretions. When the girl becomes mature, the spinae becomes more elastic, easily stretched. Therefore, nothing prevents the introduction of a tampon, it is not difficult and does not present any danger. Of course, in order to maximize protection and comfort, girls should choose tampons of small size.

If a tampon is used, a toxic shock is possible.

Toxic shock syndrome (or STS) is a rare disease that occurs in men, women, and children. Do not be afraid of this disease, you just need to understand the nature of its occurrence. In fact, menstrual STS can occur without tampons. The disease occurs due to toxins that are produced by Staphylococcus aureus. The sensitivity to this bacterium varies depending on the immunity and the phase of menstruation. Studies have shown that there is no connection between the development of the causative agent of this disease and the use of tampons. The disease itself is quite rare, its development is largely individual.

During menstruation, you can not take baths, swim or play sports.

Doctors consider this error to be the most common, and, therefore, the most dangerous. In critical days, a woman to lead an active image is not just possible, but also necessary. Doctors even recommend small loads during this period. Do not give up on swimming, it is important only to comply with the thermal regime, do not overcool and pay attention to the means of protection. The only possible and effective means in this case are just tampons, since they absorb blood in the vagina, providing protection from leakage. There is no connection between taking baths and critical days, you just have not to overdo the water temperature and the time of the procedure.

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