How to Use Non-Applicator Tampons

What is a tampon?!

Hey girl!

A tampon is a cotton period product designed to be inserted into your vagina and absorb your menstrual blood. Once inserted correctly (don’t worry, we’ll get into that) it sits so you cannot feel it and expands as it soaks the blood.

When it’s full, you simply pull it out (there’s a very handy string attached that makes this super easy), throw it in the trash, and insert a new one!

Is it safe?

Tampons are used by girls & women all over the world and they are completely safe!

That being said however, you do need to keep in mind that your vagina is the most absorbent part of your body. Think carefully about what you put in it! Many big brand tampons contain pesticides and synthetic materials which are likely to irritate your vagina.

Thankfully, we make tampons from 100% organic cotton. No nasty chemicals. No extra ingredients. Healthier periods!

We don't cut corners when it comes to our products, so you can be sure that the
highest safety and hygiene standards have been adhered to in the production process.

The women on our team use them, so you can feel safe to do so too!

 

What are the benefits?

Comfort

Tampons are great because they allow for so much freedom! Once you insert one of our organic cotton tampons, you won’t feel a thing! Zero irritations, zero wetness and zero discomfort.

Plus, because they’re worn inside the vagina, you can say goodbye to the sweaty, sticky and diaper-like feeling we sometimes get with pads (although our own LUÜNA pads are made with organic cotton which feels much softer on your skin).

You’re also less likely to experience any unpleasant smell because the blood remains inside the vaginal canal and doesn’t come into direct contact with the air until you change your tampon.

Convenience 

Once inserted correctly, tampons are essentially invisible: you won’t be able to feel it & people around you won’t see it! Wearing a bikini and going swimming during your period just got a whole lot easier!

Tampons allow for much more freedom and movement than pads. Exercising, swimming, dancing… the list of possibilities is endless! 

Better for the Planet

Our tampons are made from 100% GOTS certified cotton. This not only makes them better for your body, but also for our planet.

Most big brand tampons end up polluting the Earth. Our tampons, on the other hand, are completely biodegradable and save the earth from soaking in unnecessary waste. 

 

How does it work?

1. Unwrap both sides of the tampon & pull the string completely out

2. Place your index finger on the base of the tampon. Grip the tampon with your middle finger and thumb

3. Find a comfortable position. We suggest squatting or having one leg raised up and resting on the toilet

4. Gently push the tampon into your vaginal canal. Aim for the small of your back and relax your muscles

5. Push until you cannot feel it anymore, but remember to leave the string hanging out

6. Enjoy your day!

7.  When it’s full, remove it by pulling on the string & throw it in the trash

 

Our tampons!

 

 

Our LUÜNA tampons are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. This means they’re free from pesticides, fertilizers, chlorine, dyes, dioxins and synthetic materials (which are sadly common in most big brand competitor products) :(

Don’t worry, the absence of these nasty chemicals doesn’t compromise their efficiency. Rather it makes them a much healthier alternative for your vagina! We’ve tested them to be sure they’re the best quality product possible – they’re SGS tested but most importantly they’re used & loved by the women on our team!

And because they’re designed by women, we understand that every period is different! That’s why we have two different absorbency levels (regular and super) to keep you leak free every day of your cycle!

 

Your questions (answered by us!)

Where are your tampons made?

Our tampons are currently made in Grosspostwitz in Saxony in Germany. We import them via Hong Kong. 

What are your tampons made of?

Our tampons are made from internationally imported 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and contain 0 nasty chemicals.

How does the tampon work?

Tampons sit a the base of the cervix, and the top of the vaginal canal inside your body. They absorb the menstrual blood, before it comes into contact with the air.

What are the risks of using tampons?

Tampons carry a very small risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS. TSS is a rare, serious and occasionally fatal disease caused by fast breeding bacteria. TSS can occur in men or women but by using a tampon, and leaving it in too long, women can experience a slightly higher risk of contracting TSS. The likelihood of developing TSS are extremely low, a study by the University of Utah suggested around 1 in 100,000.

The symptoms of TSS are similar to flu- elevated temperature, dizziness and vomiting. If you are using and tampon and experience any of these symptoms remove your tampon immediately and seek medical attention.

Regular or super tampons? How do I decide?!

Regular tampons are better for a lighter flow and those of us who are new to tampons! They are slightly smaller so can be easier to insert and remove. Super tampons are more appropriate if you have a heavier flow.

You can use either- there is no hard and fast rule and your body may change over time, some women also like to use different options at different stages during her period- starting out with a super and switching to regular towards the end of her period. Best thing you can do is try them out and see what works best for you.

What are the advantages of tampons over pads?

Tampons have multiple advantages. Firstly, they are worn inside the vagina, so the sticky, sweaty feeling you can get when wearing a pad is not present. Additionally the blood is absorbed directly to the tampon inside your vaginal canal and therefore has no contact with the air and is unlikely to smell.

What’s more you can swim, wear a bikini or swimming costume, exercise and move freely with a tampon. It is not visible to anyone- and you should not feel it inside you if it is placed correctly. 

Can I use tampons if I'm a virgin?

Yes you can. Using a tampon will not affect your virginity- only having sex will do that. But using a tampon can cause your hymen to stretch or even, in some cases, tear- this does not affect your virginity though- as some women do not have hymens or indeed they break some time before losing their virginity.

Are they designed for Asian women?

Anatomically Asian women’s vaginal canals are no different to women from other races, so tampons can be used by all women safely and comfortably. However, our tampons to have a rounded and tapered end to make them more comfortable and easier to insert especially for first time or less experienced tampon users.

Are your tampons biodegradable? 

Yes! Our tampons are 100% biodegradable!