When can I start using tampons?
Anna says: You can start using tampons whenever you want – there’s no special age you have to be. I recommend you try your first tampon on a heavy flow day and first use a lite or regular tampon.
Read up on how to use them – there’s usually a diagram in the box to help you understand where they are positioned. And make sure you change them every 4-8 hours, depending on your period flow.
Then it’s just a question of practice. Tampons give you a bit more freedom to do all the things you usually do – like swimming – when you’re having you’re period. You might want to start from your first period or you might want to wait a bit – it’s up to you.