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Sleeping with a tampon?

Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog, Women's Health 25 Jun 2008

Contrary to widely circulating myths, it is perfectly safe to use a tampon overnight = tampons are ‘safe’ inside the vagina for many hours.

You may not know this but, gynecological surgeries will often end with a gauze packing in the vagina for 24 hours to absorb the bleeding.  Amazing, right?

Problems may occur when a tampon is forgotten and left in the vagina so long that it begins to ‘ferment’ and harbor bad bacteria.