When I was younger, I rarely went without double protection – meaning I wore a pad with a tampon for the same reason.Of course, the pads I wore back then came in one size and one size only- HUGE! Now-a-days there are many more choices, from overnighters to the almost-not-there, that you could use in conjunction with a tampon. I agree about the comfort factor of a tampon, but that means nothing if you are leaking. And if you find that you’re having to change a super absorbency tampon more than every two hours, you should check with your healthcare provider.
How often you need to change your pad depends on how heavy your flow is and what type of pad you are using.Learn More
Peer Answer: If it hurts when you put a tampon in, you may not putting it in right. Using a tampon shouldn't hurt. When you insert a tampon in correctly, it should feel almost non-existent – that's the incentive...Learn More
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