Tampon, organic tampons, natural tampons, super tampons, tampon applicator, cotton tampons, tampons online, regular tampons, all natural tampons, biodegradable tampons, ultra tampons, light tampons, mini tampon, tampon pad, feminine products, feminine hygiene productsTampons are designed to be easily inserted into the vagina during menstruation and absorb the menstrual flow. Applicator tampons generally expand axially (increase in length), while non-applicator or digital tampons will expand radially (increase in diameter). About 20% of women naturally have a retroverted uterus (the uterus tilts backwards towards the spine instead of forwards) and using an inflexible applicator can cause pain during insertion. Non-applicator tampon, gently eased into the correct position using the longer index finger, makes inserting the tampon more comfortable.
Most tampons have a cord or string for removal. The majority of tampons sold are made of rayon, or a blend of rayon and cotton. Organic cotton tampons are made from only 100% cotton.
Tampons are available in several absorbency ratings, which are consistent across manufacturers in the U.S.:
Junior/Light absorbency: 6 g and under
Regular absorbency: 6 to 9 g
Super absorbency: 9 to 12 g
Super Plus absorbency 12 to 15 g
Ultra absorbency 15–18 g
It’s important to change your tampons regularly, every 4-6 hours, and alternate between using tampons and pads. It is not recommended that you wear a tampon when you are sleeping because you will most likely be leaving it in too long.