• I’m still not sure about not having an applicator. Why don’t o.b.® tampons have one?

    Applicators are straight and stiff whereas the vagina is actually curved. Using a fingertip allows you to follow your own natural curves and lets you place the tampon where it feels most comfortable and protects you effectively. Once you try it a few times, you’ll see that using a fingertip is very intuitive.

  • I’ve never tried a tampon without an applicator. How will I know that I’m inserting it into the right place?

    When the tampon is in the right place, you won't feel it. And there is no need to worry that you might insert a tampon too far inside your vagina. It's just not physically possible. Phew!

  • Can a tampon get lost inside me?

    Luckily the answer is no. There’s just no place for it to go. The tampon has to stay in your vagina, which is only 3" to 5" long. The opening from the vagina to the uterus is called the cervix, but it's smaller than the head of a pin. (Too small for even a tiny o.b.® tampon to squeeze through!)

  • Will I lose my virginity if I use tampons?

    No. A woman can only lose her virginity by having sexual intercourse. The hymen has a natural opening in it and is made of elastic tissues that stretches. The natural opening allows menstrual fluid to escape from the vagina and also allows a tampon to be inserted without causing trauma to the hymen.

  • Do tampons stop menstrual flow?

    No. Menstrual flow is the result of discharge of tissue and blood from inside the uterine cavity. Using tampons doesn’t stop the flow of menstrual fluid and has no effect on the release of fluid from the uterus. The tampon is designed to absorb fluid while it is still in the vagina. If the tampon becomes completely saturated, leaking will occur. The rate of your menstrual flow is not affected by the tampon.