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Can I go swimming without using a tampon?

Can I go swimming without using a tampon?

When not on a period: The only time a woman needs a tampon when swimming is during her menstrual periods (about 1/5 of the year). The rest of the time, no tampon is needed. A pregnant woman should not need a tampon. A woman not worried about blood staining her swimsuit or clothing does not need a tampon when swimming in a river, lake, or ocean because the amount of water is infinitely larger than the amount of blood. ...Read more

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Can i go swimming without a tampon if i'm on my period?

Can i go swimming without a tampon if i'm on my period?

It could be a bit: Messy. Some might consider it unhygienic if using a public facility. Consider use of a menstrual cup or a tampon. ...Read more

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What is the best tampon to wear for competitive swimming?

Most comfortable: The best tampon is the one that is most comfortable for you. You may need to try different brands and sizes until you find one that suits you. ...Read more

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Should I use a tampon if my periods light and i'm going swimming tomorrow?

Should I use a tampon if my periods light and i'm going swimming tomorrow?

Yes: Yes, but please make sure to change the tampon after swimming especially in a lake or pond as the water enters the vagina and can be a source of bacterial growth if a tampon is left in place for hours after the swim. ...Read more