6 Struggles ANY Nigerian Woman That Uses Tampons Can Relate To

November 30, 2020

When periods come, there are a large variety of period products you could choose from. There are pads, cups, tampons etc. If you have ever used a tampon before, then this is for you.

1) Variety

Pads are easy when it comes to variety. Apart from the different brands, they are usually grouped into medium and long, night or day, etc. Tampons? You have to consider length, absorbency, applicator or no applicator, etc. Too many things to consider, especially since your period can choose to switch up on you and all that you thought you knew becomes a lie.

2) Bending and squatting

This is the absolute worst part about using a tampon. People should be given Olympic gold medals because of all the gymnastics required to insert one.

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3) Public places

You think inserting one in your house is bad enough? Try doing it in a small public bathroom that does not even give you the space to pee. How are you expected to do a 45 degree angle insert inside a cuboid of a bathroom with a height of 160cm, length of 140cm, and a volume of 2,620,800 cubic cm??

4) Pulling out

Pulling out the tampon can be stressful normally, but the pain that comes with pulling one out on the last day is next level. It is probably because of how dry it is, but it hurts so much.

5) The irrational fear

A lot of doctors have said it is not that easy for a tampon to get stuck in the vagina, but will the brain listen? You are utterly and completely convinced that your own case is different.

6) Availability

If you do not buy your tampons in bulk, you are actually finished. You think you can wake up one morning and rush to Iya Bisi’s shop to buy? You are a joker.

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