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How well do you know your period?

Below we have listed some common myths that persist about periods.

Myth - The size of the tampon depends on the size of the vagina.

This is of course not true. But something that many still believe. Why are there different sizes of tampons? It simply depends on the bleeding. If you have heavier bleeding, you need a larger tampon that can absorb the period and avoid leakage. Of course, it is possible to use smaller tampons even if you have heavier bleeding, in which case it is important to change more often so as not to bleed through.

Myth - the tampon can rupture the hymen.

This is very wrong! There is no such thing as a hymen. Sometimes people talk about the hymen and that it is a protection that sits at the opening of the vagina. By feeling the hymen, one can determine whether a woman has had intercourse before or not. This is not true at all, as I said, there is no such thing as a hymen or works like that. Unfortunately, this myth lives on in many countries but is something that is not true. So no, a tampon cannot break the hymen.

Myth - if you bleed during your expected period, you can be absolutely sure that you are not pregnant.

This is not true. Sometimes you can bleed for other reasons similar to menstruation. If you feel pregnancy symptoms or have other reasons to wonder if you are pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test regardless.

Myth - you can't have sex when you're on your period.

Of course you can have sex when you have your period. It is not dangerous and completely natural. If you want to have sex with yourself or someone else during your period, just go ahead, as long as everyone feels comfortable.

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