First-time users can find instructions on how to properly insert tampons in the packaging the product comes in, according to KidsHealth. Instructions are also available on tampon manufacturer websites, such as Tampax.com and PlaytexPlayOn.com.
These resources typically have written instructions as well as images depicting how tampons are constructed, as PlaytexPlayOn.com demonstrates. First-time users can also talk to their mothers, doctors or other females who they trust to ask for advice on how to properly use tampons, advises KidsHealth. Slender-size tampons and those that come with applicators work well for first-time users. It is also recommended to try using tampons for the first time while on a heavier flow day.