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To ask if I am the only person who has ever done this horribly embarrassing/painful thing

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DealForTheKids Tue 11-Mar-14 19:48:49

So today I went to change my tampon. I have done this a number of times, being as I am in my late 20s.

I got a Tampax Compact out, started to put it in, and - um.. Trapped my labia in the plastic applicator.

It was, without a doubt, the single most painful thing I have ever done. I never thought I had issues in that area, size-wise... Perhaps I had it too close?

Please tell me someone else has done this!!

<prepares to go cry alone with wine if the answer is 'no, you freak'>

quirrelquarrel Tue 11-Mar-14 19:51:18

i'm squirming like a squirmy thing now!

and this is why my dear you need a mooncup!

HadABadDay2014 Tue 11-Mar-14 19:53:19

Never, but I'm squeezing my legs. I bet that was painful

fluffyraggies Tue 11-Mar-14 19:59:14

Never done that myself OP, but i;m sure you wont be the only one smile

(i find tampons seem to sometimes somehow turn around end to end while in place in me and are then a bugger to pull out. ouch!)

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Tue 11-Mar-14 20:02:36

No but I get the fear of it happening and this has given me the willies. Ahem.

Wishing your ladyflaps a speedy recovery.

harriet247 Tue 11-Mar-14 20:04:24

hahahahaa omg noo but i am sending you a big gin and a plaster for your labia

ThePieSmuggler Tue 11-Mar-14 20:05:54

I will share your shame, I've done it! blush And like you, always thought my anatomy down there was quite neat, maybe we're just a bit clumsy OPgrin

CuntyBunty Tue 11-Mar-14 20:05:59

I did pinch the side of my "canal" with the insertion once, but I tell you, you haven't lived if you've not caught a piss flap in the rotating cylinder of an epilator. It was like one of the dead sea scrolls after wards.

ThePartyArtist Tue 11-Mar-14 20:06:41

Try a mooncup instead!

ThePartyArtist Tue 11-Mar-14 20:06:52

Try a mooncup instead!

shootingstar1234 Tue 11-Mar-14 20:07:03

You're not the only one. Hurt like hell!

fairnotfair Tue 11-Mar-14 20:07:54

Yep. I feel your pain. I am v v careful these days...

RayPurchase Tue 11-Mar-14 20:08:28

Arrgh! Non-applicator is the way forward... That just sounds so painful!

Elledouble Tue 11-Mar-14 20:08:38

I've done that! Also gone to insert a non-applicator one and sort of poked a flap in with it, really hard with my nail. That hurt.

Ilikepancakes Tue 11-Mar-14 20:09:00

I have, I hate plastic applicators. It's harder to do that with a cardboard one.

I use non-applicator now, much simpler.

80sMum Tue 11-Mar-14 20:09:14

Switch to a non-applicator type. Much easier!

LegoCaltrops Tue 11-Mar-14 20:09:18

Bunty sorry but that made me laugh. grin

DealForTheKids Tue 11-Mar-14 20:14:04

PieSmuggler I'm not alone! Thank god for AIBU!

I have already opened the wine though. I felt it was necessary. And possibly thought that with enough of it, it might anesthetize the area...

puggywug81 Tue 11-Mar-14 20:14:51

bunty that made me laugh so much, that is why my epilator will only ever go on my legs!

frogslegs35 Tue 11-Mar-14 21:20:11

I've done it too op, you're not alone.
That, however was NOTHING compared to what the midwife done to my vag with a speculum during an examination.
She caught a piece of my labia, I squealed, she panicked and released it - taking a little part of me with her shock angry
I still have a little gap sad smile

BeaWheesht Tue 11-Mar-14 21:25:04

Oh I was just about to say the same as frogslegs it was one of the most horrific experience of my life and that area bleed, like fuck!

IamInvisible Tue 11-Mar-14 21:28:24

Switch to Lil-lets. They are so, so much more comfortable than any applicator tampon I have ever tried, and there is nothing to catch anything in either.

mrsjay Tue 11-Mar-14 21:31:04

<curls up into a ball> OUCH!!

deakymom Tue 11-Mar-14 21:31:20

i hate plastic applicators i only ever bought the one box i actually managed to clup myself INSIDE i was in a public toilet at the time and swore the lady next to me was concerned asking if i was okay i muttered plastic applicator she was sympathetic it happened to her too!

Koothrapanties Tue 11-Mar-14 21:32:03

I''ve done it... It's eye wateringly painful.

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