The tampon is a kind of menstrual product for women during the periods. It makes easy for the women to exercise, play sports, and swim than the pads. You have to put it up inside your vagina. Because of this, you may wonder, “What will happen if I pee?” Don’t worry; it will not affect the urination at all. And it is also not necessary to change it after you pee.
In this article, we have described a reason why the tampon doesn’t affect urination and how you should use it in a right way.
Why tampon doesn’t affect the urination flow?
You should put the tampon inside your vagina and it seems like it might block the urination. But it doesn’t. It will not affect the urination at all. The urethra is opening to your bladder and it is just above your vagina.
The urethra and the vagina are covered by the large lips. They are the folds of tissues. When you open the folds, you will notice that what looked like one opening is actually two:
- There will be a tiny opening near the front of your vagina. That is the exit of your urethra. It is a kind of tube that carries the urine from your bladder to out of your body. There is the clitoris just above the urethra.
- There is the larger vaginal opening underneath the urethra. The tampon goes there.
But remember, even the tampon doesn’t block the flow of urine; some pee may get on its string while the pee flows out of the body. Your urine is sterile unless you have a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Some women don’t like the smell of the feeling of the wet string. For avoiding that, you can do the following things:
- You can hold the strings to the side whenever you pee
- You can also take it out when you pee and use the new one after you have dried yourself.
But it is only in the choice case. So if you don’t wanna do anything, you can. Tampon will not affect the flow of urine.
How to use a tampon in the right way?
First of all, pick the right-sized tampon for you. If you don’t have proper information about it, you can use the slender or a junior size. It will be easy for you to insert.
If you have a heavy menstrual flow, you can use the super or super-plus size. Never use the tampon which is more absorbent than your flow.
And also use the applicator. The plastic applicators are easier to insert than that of the cardboard one. But they are more expensive.
How to insert the tampon correctly?
- Before inserting, wash your hands properly with the soap and water.
- Sit in a comfortable way. If you are standing, place one foot up on the toilet.
- With one hand, open the folds of the skin around the opening of your vagina.
- Hold the tampon applicator by its middle and slowly push in into the vagina.
- Once the applicator goes inside, push the inner part of the applicator with the outer part of it.
- After that, pull the outer tube of the vagina. Both of the parts of applicators should come out.
You should feel comfortable when the tampon is inside the vagina. The string of tampon should hang out of the vagina. The string will help to pull it out later.