QUOTE(ley @ Jun 24 2009, 09:07 PM)
Dont try to use them when your not on your period you could get toxic shock syndrome. Dying from using a tampon when u didn't need it would probably suck.
You can get TSS when you are on your period as well.
To prevent this, don't use those giant, "MAXI" tampons, and always change it frequently (look at instructions on box). In addition, I would not recommend using a tampon when the menstrual flow is really heavy, based on my own experience.
Eh, I've only used tampons a handful of times. I've had to use it about three times because I went swimming, although my period was light each time so I could have gone without them, lol. I actually do find them uncomfortable, even though I'm sexually active. I know I'm using it right, but it's because it's basically this mass of cotton (or whatever it is that the tamponi s made of) that feels dry when it's inserted, and just stays there. I've tried to petite o.b. ones and I can still feel them. ;/ In terms of what I've put into my vajayjay, I find the Nuva Ring (contraceptive) more comfortable because it's slim and bends, even though I have it up there for 3 weeks. p.s. that string bothers me too, so I only stick to pads now.