Questions and Answers about our products

Feminine protection is not that complicated really, and once you find the right products, you can get on with life as normal.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Libra feminine hygiene products:

Questions and answers

      You asked:

    How do I use a tampon?

      Libra answer:    

    Follow these step-by-step directions for using a tampon. Tampons come in a range of sizes that relate to absorbency levels to suit menstrual flow. Start with the smaller sizes if you're using tampons for the first time, or try Libra Applicator Tampons.  Each pack of Libra Tampons comes with an instruction leaflet to follow.

    Inserting a tampon:
     Before you insert a tampon it helps to know where it has to go. Place a mirror between your legs and have a look. Find your labia (the lips or folds of skin, which cover the entrance to your urinary opening and your vagina). This is where the tampon will go.
     Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using a tampon.
     Remove the wrapper and unwind the string.
     Hold the tampon at the string end and get in a comfortable position (e.g. stand with one foot on the toilet, edge of bath tub or squat).
     Relax your vagina. A tight vagina will resist the tampon. Take a deep breath, breathe out, and gently push the tampon in as your muscles relax, slanting it towards your lower back. Don't try to push it straight up. Gently ease it through the muscles of the vaginal opening and slide it into place.
     Insert the tampon to the full length of your finger with the string outside the body. There should be no pressure or discomfort.
     If there is, the tampon isn’t inserted properly, so relax and push the tampon in further at the same angle, or simply draw it out and start again with a fresh tampon. You can't feel a tampon when it's inserted properly. A tampon can never go in too far as the entrance to the uterus is too small for a tampon to pass through.

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      You asked:

    How do I remove a tampon?

      Libra answer:    

    To remove a tampon, pull the string at the same angle you inserted it. If there is resistance you can leave it in a little longer, but it should never be left in overnight  or for long periods of time. If you can't find the string, you can reach the tampon from a squatting position.  Tampons should be changed every 3-4 hours or more, depending on your individual needs.

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      You asked:

    What should I do with my used products?

      Libra answer:    

    You can wrap your used pads and liners in the plastic wrapper that is around your new pad or liner.  Or you can roll a piece of toilet paper around them and place in the bin.  Tampons can be disposed of by wrapping them in a bit of toilet paper, and then placed in the sanitary disposal unit when you’re out, or in the bin at home. 

    Never flush your used products in the toilet as they may cause the toilet to block.  Always dispose of used products in a bin.

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      You asked:

    How do I know which product best meets my needs?

      Libra answer:    

    The best way is to try different products to find the one with which you feel the most comfortable.  All Libra sanitary products are available in a range of absorbency levels to suit light, medium and heavier flows.  Check out the product page for what products will best suit you. 

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