A tampon is a feminine hygiene product designed to absorb the menstrual flow by insertion into the vagina during menstruation.
Once inserted correctly, a tampon is held in place by the vagina and expands as it soaks up menstrual blood. The majority of tampons sold are made of rayon or a blend of rayon and cotton.
A couple of women that 234Star spoke to said they absolutely won;t use tampons for a number of reasons.
Below is their individual takes on tampons:
Lola, 30 years old: “Inserting something into the vagina is very weird and I don’t like the dangling rope.”
Amanda, 26 years old: “Pulling a soaked cotton of blood from the vagina is just ewwww…”
Bimpe, 24 years old: “Using a tampon seems dirty and it is like I’m obviously inserting germs into my vagina.”
Stella, 27 years old: “My vagina is too delicate for it, I rather stick to sanitary pad because it is more secure.”
Ada, 22 years old: “I haven’t gotten over my first experience with it when I was younger, I tried it for the first time when I was 12, it was so scary, it felt like it was dis-virgining me.”
Fatima, 23 years old: “With it, I feel like I am walking around with a tiny dick in my vagina.”
Cynthia, 18 years old: “It is great for swimming but very uncomfortable for me, my elder sister who has given birth to children uses it happily without discomfort.”
Jess, 20 years old: “It looks scary and there is no way I can have it in my vagina, I’ve seen someone that had difficulties in removing it because it entered into her vagina and couldn’t come out.”
We took to our Instagram page to ask our Instagram followers what their preferred sanitary product is and a majority of them said they wouldn’t touch a tampon with a ten-foot pole.
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