What is a tampon?

Tampon means just some cotton-like material that acts as a plug in your vagina. It works by absorbing period blood from your uterus before it leaves the body. Women have been using tampons for CENTURIES – using stuff like paper, cloth, and moss for their periods. The tampons we have now are much more absorbent and recently there’s even organic/biodegradable …


How long can tampons stay in?

It depends on how absorbent they are – or how much blood it can hold. On the side of box, there’s a handy chart, but for most of us, we pay attention to what it says on the front. Light, Regular, Super, Super Plus, Ultra, Ultra Plus – every brand is different. How do you know what’s for you? Practice.