Can a Woman Swim While on a Period?


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A woman can swim during a period by a using tampon to avoid bleeding on the swimsuit, as stated by KidsHealth. Some women may be tempted to use pads, which may not be effective while swimming.

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Chances of pads falling off while swimming are high especially compared to tampons. While pads may work, they can become heavy and uncomfortable while in the water. A tampon is inserted into the vagina. It has a soft material and a string to allow a woman to remove it easily. The applicators can be cardboard or plastic, to allow a person to choose one that she likes most.

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