I totally had the same fear when I first started using tampons. We have a great video on our website that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to properly use a tampon. I would have to say no, it is not possible. When you are going to put in a tampon you might notice three holes. The first, which is the smallest, is your urethral opening where pee comes out of , which is not where the tampon goes or would even fit in the first place. The second hole is your target; this is actually your vaginal opening where the tampon will fit.
Vagina Diagram & Anatomy: Everything You Need To Know
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The vagina resembles a deflated tube that's only 2 to 4 inches 5 to 10 centimeters long and three-fourths of an inch 1. However, the vagina is lined with ringed muscular ridges so that it can expand when necessary, such as during intercourse or childbirth. During sexual intercourse , for example, the vagina swells to approximately 4 to 8 inches 10 to 20 centimeters in length and 2. The vagina will only expand as much as it needs to in order to hold what's inside the vagina, be it a tampon or a baby.
What exactly IS a vagina? It's a surprisingly commong question, and one a good old vagina diagram can sure help out. You might think you've got it all down pat down there, but we use a lot of code words to talk about it, and we use the technical word itself in the wrong way — after all, it's not entirely accurate to call the extended network between your legs just the "vagina. Since knowledge is power, it's super important to know the anatomy of your vagina. To get to the heart of the matter, we chatted with Melanie Davis, PhD, a certified sexuality educator and sexuality education consultant, who gave us a virtual tour of the vagina and beyond.
I don't think these questions are silly or foolish. Most of us, and I count myself in this group, don't get many opportunities to learn about our bodies, or much about sex , and find ourselves either figuring things out as we go along or searching for information to help us. Sometimes that's even the case for people in their 30s, 40s and beyond. So, there's no judgment from me on these questions, nor would I say there should be from anyone else.