So lets start off with this scenario, you are invited to a pool party but today also happens to be the day you started your period. Ohhhhh no! Is what you think when you get out of bed. This is supposed to be the best pool party of the summer and my period just totally ruined everything! Well guess what? You’re in luck! Because you can go swimming if you wear a tampon.
If you want to go swimming you have to wear a tampon and not just a pad or a pantyliner. The reason why you have to wear a tampon is because a tampon is made to absorb the blood before it leaves your body. On the other hand, a pad or pantyliner is made to absorb the blood once it’s already left your vagina. Now when you are in the pool, a tampon does not move around and it still keeps absorbing the blood. A pad or panty liner is made to stick to your underwear or bathing suit, but when you go into water the sticky material that is made to stick onto your underwear and keep the pad or pantyliner in place, becomes unsticky due to the contact with water. Hence what happens is if you go swimming and are wearing a pad or pantyliner, the pad or pantiliner gets unsticky and will fall off your bathing suit and will float in the pool. Now that would be totally embarrassing right? So even if you are scared to use a tampon or you have never used one before, it is the only way you can go swimming at this totally awesome pool party. And don’t be scared to use a tampon.
It is actually very easy to insert a tampon and you will find that tampons are a lot more comfortable than pads. Happy pool parties!