Tampons are the first choice for hygiene during the menstrual cycle for many women.

Even those who use other products and methods in the summer months choose a tampon for greater freedom of movement, heat control and aesthetic reasons.

Tampons are also a great choice if you have a menstrual cycle during your vacation and want to enjoy a beach or swimming pool swimsuit.

Although tampons have been used for a long time, there are still errors in their use that can cause you discomfort, dysfunction, and health problems.

These are the most common mistakes women make when using tampons:

MISTAKE 1: Wash your hands only after applying the tampon

Your hands should be thoroughly washed before applying the tampon to avoid transmission of dangerous infections from the palms to the intimate parts of the body.

MISTAKE 2: You don’t insert the tampon deep enough

One of the main indicators that you have not put the tampon deep enough is when you feel it in the body. The tampon should not feel it is in you, it should “lie” deep in the cervix. In addition to discomfort, you run the risk of accidents like menstrual blood leaks.

MISTAKE 3: Always use the same size of tampons

If you usually use hygiene pads, you know that for a reason there are various sizes that suit different days of the menstrual cycle. The same is true with tampons. When the bleeding is more severe, select a larger one, and in the last days use a smaller size tampon.

MISTAKE 4: Rarely change tampons

It is recommended that the tampon be changed every 4 to 5 hours, even when you have poor bleeding, to avoid the development of bacteria or worse – Toxic shock syndrome (TSS).

MISTAKE 5: You use a tampon when you have a discharge

Larger mid-cycle discharge is a normal occurrence for most women, but this is no reason to use a tampon. In this case, choose a thin linen pad made of luminous material with a cotton finish. If you put a tampon, you keep the leachate inside, which can disrupt the natural acidity of the vagina and cause inflammation.

MISTAKE 6: You don’t change the tampon after going to the bathroom

Although you do not have to change the tampon exactly every time you urinate, you should still change the tampon in three to four hours, to prevent the growth of bacteria in the urine.

MISTAKE 7: You don’t change the tampon after swimming

After swimming in a pool, lake, sea or river, be sure to change the tampon to avoid irritation and discomfort.