Common Tampon Questions


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Dare I go out on a limb and say that most, if not all women experience a lot of pain and discomfort during their period? I think I’m pretty safe in my assumption. At Ever Ava our goal is to help ease the pain of periods and make them as simple as possible. In addition to offering the ease and convenience of tampons delivered straight to you, we have compiled some answers to common questions about tampons. Let us know in the comments if you have more questions! 


How long can you leave in a tampon?

Tampons can be used for up to 8 hours before needing a change. However, depending on your flow and size of the tampon, you may need to change your tampon more frequently. The risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) increases if a tampon is left in the body more than 8 hours.  

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If you think you’ll be out of the house for more than 8 hours, it would be a good idea to bring an extra tampon. Ever Ava specifically uses quiet wrappers to allow you to discreetly carry extras with you.

You should also plan to change your tampon before bed. However, if you plan to sleep longer than 8 hours, you may want to use a pad.


Can you flush a tampon?

I think the question of flushing a tampon should be changed from “can I…” to “should I…”  

You probably can flush a tampon if you don’t mind taking the risk of clogging the toilet and having the embarrassment of getting someone out to unclog the pipes and they find your tampon as the culprit.  However, tampons are not meant to be disposed of via the toilet.  

Tampons really shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet. Tampons are made to absorb and expand. Think about how well your home’s pipes will react to an absorbent, expanding tampon trying to make its way through to the sewage treatment facility. While Ever Ava tampons are biodegradable, this won’t happen for a few months and they will biodegrade faster if they go directly to a landfill rather than through the sewage treatment facility.

It is best to wrap the used tampon in some toilet paper or the wrapper of the new tampon and dispose of the tampon in the trash. Of course, never flush the plastic applicator. 


Can you wear a tampon in the pool?

Don’t worry, you can wear a tampon when swimming and it will be effective in absorbing any fluids leaving your body. The beauty of tampons is they allow you more freedom to do basically everything you normally would do if you were not on your period! 

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Your tampon may absorb a little extra water. Some women say the string wicks a little water up into the tampon. But generally, it sits high enough in your vaginal canal that the vaginal walls close in on themselves keeping the water out. So, don’t worry about any bleeding while swimming. Tampons are made to absorb fluids as they leave your body.

In general, it may be a good idea to put a new tampon in before going swimming and change your tampon when you are done swimming – just in case they have absorbed some extra water. 


What are the best tampons?

Ever Ava Period Care Box Free TrialWell, at Ever Ava we’re a little biased in answering this question because obviously we think we have the best tampons. But in all reality, the best tampons are the ones with which you feel the most comfortable. We put our name behind our tampons, and we use them every month! However, we want you to feel comfortable, which is why we give you a free trial to see for yourself. Remember, you can adjust your delivery date, change your variants/quantities or pause/cancel anytime. To get started with your free trial, follow this link!


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