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You Will Need
- Soap and water
- Toilet paper
- Mirror (optional)
Wash your hands
Wash your hands with soap and water.
Sit or stand in a comfortable position with your knees apart, and relax your muscles.
Hold the applicator
Hold the tampon with your thumb and middle finger around the middle of the applicator.
Position the applicator
Place the rounded end of the applicator -- the end opposite the string -- into your vaginal opening. Make sure the string is visible.
Slide the applicator
Gently slide the applicator up and back into your vagina with one hand while the other separates the folds of skin around the opening. Stop when your fingers touch your body.
Push the applicator
Push the small end of the applicator up into the large end.
Remove the applicator
Remove both parts of the applicator, wrap them in toilet paper, and throw them away. Never flush the applicator or tampon down the toilet.