The last thing you want to do is stop the action to run to the bathroom and remove a tampon. This can be uncomfortable, and it can also cause some potential problems. You can certainly have sex during your period. Sex while having a tampon inserted, however, is not recommended. In fact, you should try to remove a tampon before you have sex. Otherwise, you may experience one or more of these issues:. During sexual intercourse, a penis or sex toy will likely push a tampon high into the vaginal canal. That may make retrieval difficult as the string is beyond your reach. You may also forget the tampon is there.
1. You don’t actually bleed that much.
How to handle a tampon that got pushed too far
That's how I discovered I had a problem with my hymen. Warning: this article contains adult themes, and some external pages we've linked to contain anatomical images. Like most teens, I was a little nervous about using a tampon for the first time. I'd just got my period, right before a summer holiday where I'd been really looking forward to taking dips in the pool. How wrong I was. Fast forward a couple of hours, and I was experiencing my first-ever panic attack after spending two hours desperately yanking at the string in an increasingly frenzied bid to remove it. I was clueless as to what had gone wrong and, even more scarily, so was the internet. But, the more I pulled, the more pain I was in. The bathtub solution?
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Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Sometimes an object also known as a 'foreign body' can become stuck in the vagina, or you may simply forget it is there. Common objects that may get stuck include tampons, condoms or pieces of a condom if it has split , a contraceptive device such as a cap or sponge , or something inserted for sexual pleasure, such as a sex toy. It is important for the object to be removed as soon as possible. If you have tried to remove it but failed, you should consult a health professional as soon as possible. Reasons for this may include:. The vagina is quite elastic so it is possible to have sex or insert a second tampon while one is still inside. In these cases, the tampon can turn sideways so the string gets drawn in and it becomes difficult to remove.
Having sex on your period can be a totally normal, enjoyable experience, just like the sex you have any other time of the month. At the end of the day, period sex is a personal preference, and iit can be just as enjoyable as sex at any other time of the month. The average amount of blood loss each month is only about 60 milliliters, which is roughly 4 tablespoons.