one day i decided to try it out. i had gotten some 'slim' tampons in some promotional thing and they looked a lot friendlier than my mom's giant wads of cotton. i was finally going to do it. i sat down on the toilet and unwrapped the tampon. the "eco-friendly" cardboard applicator looked thin and harmless enough. but, the very top, where the tampon came out, looked jagged. the little cut-out X on the tip looked mean and sharp. i really didn't want this thing in my vagina. but, it would be more comfortable and less messy compared to a pad, right?
so, i took a breath, squatted in the position the instructions on the box recommended, and put the nasty little thing on the opening of my vagina. i pushed it in maybe half an inch, if that, then i totally chickened out. i sat down, looked at the tiny bit of blood on the tip, and threw it away. i flushed, though there was nothing to flush, and left. oh well, at least it was free...
i tried two more times and i actually got one in once, but i only wore it for one day. i was so terrified of TSS i could only stand to use it on my very heaviest day.
you will never catch me with a tampon shoved up my cunt. part of my squeamishness about tampons was the idea that i was stopping my natural flow. that's just something you don't mess with, you know? also the bleached cotton they are made of has dioxins which will make my pussy sad and angry.