The small cervical opening allows menstrual blood pass through into the vagina but is not large enough to allow a tampon to enter the uterus.
Also, your vagina is a blind pouch and it does not connect to the inside of your body.
In fact, it is thought that the ancient Egyptians were the first to use tampons to manage their menstrual flow.
Historical records suggest that these original tampons were made out of softened papyrus plant.
You need to change your tampon on average every four to eight hours depending on your flow.
All tampons come with a string on the end that you pull on to remove your used tampon.
It is possible that you have a minor structural anomaly of you vagina called a vaginal septum.
Tampons soak up menstrual blood internally before it leaves your vagina.
You just need to understand how they work and get comfortable with the idea of using them. Hopefully, the answers will help you with your decision to use this convenient feminine hygiene product during your period.
The key to comfortable, secure protection during your period is the proper insertion of the tampon.
Make sure to follow the instructions for tampon insertion that come in each package of tampons.