I don’t know why your tampon won’t go in all of a sudden, but I’m sure you are freaking out. It seems like such a simple thing to put in, but when you have an object that’s too big for the hole and it won’t go in, it can be quite frustrating.
Tampons are inserted into the vagina to stop menstrual blood from leaking through your clothes and onto your skin. They can be used as a backup method of birth control as well (with condoms). But if you don’t insert them correctly or if they get stuck, you can end up with an embarrassing mess on your hands.
The first thing to do is relax and take a deep breath. You will be able to get this out without any problems — I promise. Here are some tips for getting a stuck tampon out:
Try pulling it out with one hand while holding onto the string with your other hand (just like when putting it in). If that doesn’t work, try pushing down on your lower abdomen while pulling out at the same time; this should help push the tampon out of its position so that it slides back into place.
Last modified: November 3, 2022