5 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT TAMPONS DEBUNKED

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The first time I wrote a lengthy post about introducing tampons (you can read about it HERE. It has everything you need to know), I got a lot of questions and at the same time, were thrown various “facts” that are myths, actually.

Not to shame anyone, but tampon usage is uncommon in the Philippines that’s why a lot of people are still on the fence with it. I’d like to share the five common myths about tampons and why you should stop believing in them.

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1.     TAMPONS WILL DE- VIRGINIZE YOU

I think this is one of the main reasons why a lot of Filipinas still have reservations on tampon usage. Hey, we are a religious country and virginity is deemed precious by our society. Technically, the act of losing virginity is related to sexual intercourse, not when something is inserted inside you regardless if it’s hygiene or medical- related. Tampon usage is related to hygiene and no, you will not lose your virginity when you use a tampon. Case closed!

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2.     YOU WILL FEEL TAMPONS WHEN WEARING THEM

Only if you are wearing it the wrong way! The right way to wear a tampon and to not feel it is to push it inside the genitalia and leave half of the removal string outside; this is how I gauge proper usage. If a tampon is worn properly, you won’t feel a single thing.

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3.     TAMPONS WILL CAUSE TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME

And so do sanitary pads. Women who wear any menstruation aid, whether it’s tampon or sanitary pad, are prone to TSS, but you have to know that the risk of TSS is present when you have bad hygiene. So change your tampon at least once or twice a day and wash your hands before anything else and after everything else, and make sure to change tampons at least twice a day.

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4.     TAMPONS ARE EXPENSIVE

They can be, but there are affordable ones out there like Ladouce Tampons. Ladouce Tampons come in Mini, Normal, and Super to cater to any degree of monthly flow. A box of 32 minis only retails at P374, normal at P395, and super at P419 whereas most tampons are at P500 per box of 16. You can also use my discount code; check out the Ladouce photo on the right column: Click the photo, use my promo code MARTHA10, and get 10% off on Ladouce tampons for every P500 minimum order.

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5.     TAMPONS WILL SWIM UP YOUR UTERUS

Tampons are too big to pass the cervix into the uterus. This thing can only happen in your wildest dreams.

So these are the top five tampon myths that you should stop believing now. Do you know of any other tampon myths? Let’s discuss and clarify them below!

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9 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Waaahh its only with you that I learned the beauty of using tampons, soo thank you! and yes... i think these are the common things about tampons which I also thought before hihi...

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  2. Buti may mga ganitong article. Naliwanagan ako about Tampons. Basahin ko din yung full article para mas maintindihan ko.

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  3. Definitely guilty of believing myths 2 and 4! I just find it weird to use. But I'll try using one and hope to be a convert! 😊

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  4. Na try ko eto once, at first not comfy po tlga,. 😉

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  5. 40 na ko pero wala akong macontribute about tampons. Hindi pa ko nakagamit nito. Naalala ko tuloy nung first time kong magkaron. Pinagamit pa ko ni mama ko ng pasador. Thanks for this post Ms M

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  6. I actually use menstrual cup. It's much better than a pad or tampon. Ever since starting using a menstrual cup, I've never looked back.

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  7. Thank you for this detailed post Ms Martha. It's about time to debunk those misconceptions. I prefer tampons over pads, though the pads serve as a guard in case the tampon becomes saturated.

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  8. I hope i could have these so i could try..specially at night my mens flow is so bang! 😀

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  9. I have the ladouche from giltbox pero d ko pa na try,mejo ntatakot ako😀 pero like ko i try.

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