If your favorite way to masturbate is by stimulating your clitoris, then yes, it’s totally safe to masturbate while wearing at tampon. But if you like to use dildos or other sex toys intended to go inside of your vagina, you’re going to want to remove your tampon first.
The main reason why you’ll want to remove your tampon for insertive masturbation is so you can retrieve the tampon later. As you can probably imagine, dildos or other sex toys could push your tampon into the back of your vagina, making it damn-near impossible to reach it. (If that happens, read our previous post on Tampon Retrieval 101!) Just take a moment, remove the tampon, and then let the fun begin.
Worried about a mess? Put down an old towel or t-shirt. Or try masturbating in the shower—it will be much neater.
Some women use tampons as a way to excite themselves. You can use a tampon as a small dildo, as something in your vagina that makes you feel “full” while you play with your clitoris.
Research shows many women feel more sexually aroused during menstruation. Masturbating during your period can relieve cramps, help you sleep better, calm your cravings, and a bunch of other fabulous health benefits.
A recent study of 1,000 women ages 18 to 30 revealed 92% masturbate, and two-thirds of them do it two to three times a week!
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