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When tween girls learn about menstruation, they may ask questions about pads, and whether or not they can use tampons. While many preteen girls opt for menstruation pads when they first get their periods, some may prefer to use tampons instead. Girls who are active in sports, or want to swim at summer camp, may worry that menstrual pads will interfere with their activities. Deciding whether or not a girl can use tampons depends on two things: is she responsible enough to use tampons safely and is she OK with the idea of using them in the first place? Some girls are afraid of using tampons and if your daughter is one of them, try not to push the subject.
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When you get your period , you'll need to use something to soak up the menstrual blood. There are lots of different products out there. It might take some experimenting to find what's right for you. Pads are rectangles of absorbent material that attach to the inside of a girl's underwear and catch menstrual blood. They're sometimes also called sanitary pads or sanitary napkins. Some pads have extra material on the sides. These "wings" fold over the edges of your underwear to help hold the pad in place and prevent leaking. Some girls have heavier bleeding with their periods and others have lighter bleeding.
Is that true or can I use a tampon? Any girl who has her period can use a tampon. Tampons work just as well for girls who are virgins as they do for girls who have had sex. And even though using a tampon can occasionally cause a girl's hymen to stretch or tear, it does not cause a girl to lose her virginity. Only having sex can do that.