If you can feel a tampon once inserted it is more than likely because you have not inserted it high enough into the vaginal passage and it should be pushed in a little farther. If you find for whatever reason that you feel unwell when using a tampon, you should remove it immediately and seek medical advice. There is a very rare illness called Toxic Shock Syndrome that can be contracted by menstruating women who have been using a tampon. Whilst this sickness may not be related to tampon use it is always wise to get checked out before using tampons in the future.
The NEW Ultra applicator free tampons for an extremely heavy flow were launched in August of this year and at the present time we have no plans to introduce an applicator variant, however we review our range every six months and I will be sure to pass on your comments to the Marketing Team.
Lil-lets would always advise that any form of used sanitary product is wrapped securely in tissue or the wrapper it came in and disposed of with normal household waste.
I would not advise using tampons unless your period is already here and a good tip is to try using tampons for the first time on the heaviest days of your period; usually days 2 or 3.
Not at the moment no, but I will pass on this idea to our Marketing Team for their information.
Not all girls experience discharge before their periods arrive but most do. Discharge is the body's way of keeping the vagina clean and healthy.
Thank you for your question with regard to Lil-Lets and our policy on animal testing. I can confirm that it is the policy of Lil-Lets not to undertake any animal testing during the development or manufacture of its products. Should further research be required on a particular product or ingredient, I can confirm that as a responsible manufacturer, suitable non-animal testing techniques are employed.
Some women do experience stomach cramps either just before their period arrives or for the first few days of their period. These cramps can differ in intensity, however usually all that is needed is some gentle exercise or a hot water bottle placed on the tummy. However if the pain is very bad some women prefer to take painkillers to help ease the pain.
Hi and thanks for your question. I will pass on your comments to our Marketing Team who I am sure will look into this idea. In the meantime Lil-Lets manufacture a teen night towel designed for younger girls and an adult night towel in our FreshLOCK range, which are that extra bit longer in length to keep you protected even when moving around in your sleep.
Hi and thanks for your question. I am afraid Lil-lets Intimate Chamomile Mousse has been discontinued from the Lil-lets range due to insufficient consumer demand, and all stocks are now exhausted.
Very often as we age our menstrual cycle will change and heavier periods are experienced. However, if you feel that the amount of blood loss is excessive it may be an idea to keep a diary of the amount of blood lost and the number of clots, if any and have a chat to your doctor. Heavy periods are not always a sign of the menopause transition stage and it is always a good idea to seek medical advice if you are over 40 and experiencing a change to your menstrual cycle. In the meantime you may find our new Ultra tampons are a solution to your sanitary protection needs they are the most absorbent tampon in the UK today and should keep you protected without having to use a towel as back-up.
Hi Adrienne, not all girls get spots and for those that do, some find that they disappear quite quickly, and it sounds like you may be one of those girls. Remember to still keep your face clean, to keep spots at bay.
Hi Daniella, yes Lil-lets have two types of tampons for very heavy periods; Lil-Lets Silk Comfort super plus extra compact applicator tampons and Lil-Lets non-applicator super plus extra tampons. If you prefer to use towels then you will find our Lil-Lets FreshLOCK Ultra Long towels are ideal too.
Keeping yourself clean in between replacing your sanitary towels is very important. You may find it useful to keep a small pack of feminine wipes in your bag so you can freshen up during changes. If this is not possible then try to make sure you have wiped away any excess blood with toilet paper and bathe or shower if you can once a day.
There are certain times in a woman's life when she may feel she needs to change her sanitary protection; for instance when a woman is starting to come to the end of her menstrual life. Some women find that their pelvic floor is no longer as strong as it used to be and the vaginal muscles no longer hold the tampon in place, very often with a little pelvic floor exercise this problem can be rectified. Vaginal dryness can also be experienced from time to time and if you still want the benefit of using internal sanitary protection but experience dryness then there is no reason why you cannot use a water based lubricant to coat the tampon prior to insertion, it will not affect the efficacy of the tampon in the slightest.
When an order is placed via our online shopping website we endeavour to have the goods with you within 7 working days, however it is very often a lot sooner.
Hi Maisie, towels can be worn for up to 8 hours so if you place a new towel into your underwear in the morning before going to school it will keep you protected throughout the day and you can easily change at break time when you are able to go back and get your school bag. It may also be a good idea to wear pant liners during lessons, that way if your period does arrive whilst in class you will have sufficient protection until break.
Hi Billie, there is nothing to worry about at all, discharge is the body’s way of keeping your vagina clean and healthy and can continue even after our periods have started and some girls and ladies notice discharge well into their twenties.
Yes of course and in fact baths are a great way to alleviate period pain if you suffer with this when menstruating.
It is not unusual for someone to feel sexier when they are on their period and whilst it is not everyone's choice, there is no medical reason why you cannot have sexual intercourse or masturbate when menstruating as long as you and your partner understand there may be a certain amount of mess.
Please don't be worried about using tampons for the first time, many millions of women and girls all around the world use them every day with no problems. Once a tampon is inserted you should not be able to feel it at all. If you can then it is more than likely that you have not inserted it high enough into the vagina and you should either push the tampon higher into the vaginal passage with your fingers or remove the tampon and start again with a fresh one. Finally, there is a very rare illness called Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS for short that can affect both males and females and can very rarely be linked to females menstruating and using a tampon. However, nowadays there is so much information held on pack and on the insert leaflet enclosed in every pack of tampons manufactured the chances of contracting TSS is extremely rare and if diagnosed quickly most people make a full recovery.
Why not have a chat with your dance teacher, I am sure she has come across this problem before and will be able to advise you on the best way to protect yourself whilst menstruating so you do not have to miss your dance competition.
Lil-Lets are the only Company that sells an entire range of feminine hygiene products under the Lil-Lets brand and you can find our teens and Everyday liners in most large supermarkets, both of which come in beautifully discreet handbag pouches.
Hi Zoe, towels are so slim now I really would not worry too much about someone noticing your wearing one. If you are looking for a slimmer and shorter towel you may want to try our Lil-Lets teens ultra day towels.
Hi Lisa thanks for your question. It would be very unusual for two girls to start their period on the same day but not unheard of so both you and your friend should support each other. Now you have started your period you must tell someone that it has arrived whether that be your mum or you sister and I am sure they will be happy to hear your news and whilst they may tease you a little bit about becoming a young woman they will do it to make you feel at ease and not mean anything nasty by it.
Hi Ivelina, during puberty lots of girls find that their periods are irregular and this can mean that some girls miss a couple of months between periods, or like you find they have short periods every couple of weeks. I am sure there is nothing to worry about, however if this continues you may want to have a chat to your G.P. to put your mind at rest.
For girls who are approaching puberty, stomach cramps can occur a few months before their period arrives as their body prepares for menstruation to begin. Once your period has arrived then sometimes stomach cramps are noticed a couple of days before your period and for some during the first few days of the period itself.
We ask that you allow 28 days for delivery, so your sample should be with you soon.
We ask that you allow up to 28 days for your sample to arrive.
All of our towels can be worn for up to 8 hours, however most people like to change every 3-4 hours.
On average a woman or girl will have a period every 28-31 days so about 12 a year, however, when a girl first starts menstruating it is quite common for her periods to be irregular for the first 18 months or so.
You should only use a tampon when you have your period.
Many millions of women use internal sanitary protection every day and enjoy the freedom it brings. Why not have another chat to your mum and reassure her that tampons have a very safe history of use and are a great alternative to towels and as you are now getting older you want to be able to make the choice of sanitary protection for yourself.
Hi Ava, discharge is something that lots of teenagers start to notice as they approach puberty. Both its colour and appearance can be different from one day to the next and this will be because of the increase or decrease in hormone levels in your body at any one time.
Hi and thanks for the fabulous feedback, I will pass your comments on to our Marketing Team for their information.
Hi and thank you for your question, our New compact applicator range is available in the larger Tesco Extra stores, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Superdrug, Boots the Chemist, Waitrose, the Co-op and Bodycare. It can also be ordered via our online and mail order shops.
Unfortunately Lil-Lets Harmony Chamomile Mousse has been discontinued from the Lil-Lets range and all stocks are now exhausted. I will however pass on your comments to our Marketing Teams for their future reference.
We ask that you allow up to 28 days for your sample to arrive, if it still hasn't arrived after this time then drop me a line with your name and address via the 'contact us' link and I will investigate this in more detail.
Hi and thanks for your question. Yes, I am afraid we have discontinued our Lil-Lets Harmony Relaxing Rub and all stocks are now exhausted. However, we review our range every year and I will make sure your comments are passed to our Marketing and Research and Development teams.
Our compact applicator tampons are unfortunately not available in Asda, but they are available in other major supermarkets and chemists. Look out for our exciting new packs of compact applicator tampons coming to a store near you very soon.
Just like anything using a tampon can take a bit of practice before you feel comfortable using one. A good tip is to try inserting a tampon on your heaviest of days, usually this is day 2 and 3, make sure you insert in a slanting direction towards the base of your spine as this will be the most natural position for a tampon to sit. It is also important to ensure you that the tampon is inserted high enough into the vagina so it does not feel uncomfortable or fall out. Some ladies when first trying tampons find giving a little cough just as they are about to insert the tampon allows the vaginal muscles to relax and the tampon can be inserted high enough so as to not cause discomfort.
I am sorry to inform you that Lil-lets Intimate Chamomile Mousse has been discontinued from the Lil-lets range due to insufficient consumer demand, and all stocks are now exhausted. However, I will be passing a copy of your e-mail to our Marketing Department for their future information.
Very often girls find using tampons difficult due to nervousness. So next time you try make sure it on one of your heaviest days; usually days two or three and take some deep breaths to relax and insert the tampon in a slanting direction towards the base of your spine, ensuring the tampon is inserted quite high into the vagina to avoid any discomfort.
We allow 60 months as do several other manufacturers for the shelf life of our tampons, providing they have been kept in a clean and damp free environment.
Absolutely not true, our compact applicator tampons are still widely available and we know a great many women appreciate a widthways expanding tampon in an applicator, especially those women who have a heavy flow and use our super plus extra absorbency. The applicator range is currently available in Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, The Co-op, Boots, Superdrug, Bodycare, Savers and the online store Ocado, not to mention the Lil-Lets online store.
There is nothing wrong with you! Periods can be very irregular for the first 18 months after a girl's first menstrual cycle. In time they will start to become more regular and you will be able to identify how many days are in your monthly cycle.
Hi and thank you for your e-mail. It would be very difficult for me to comment on other brands of tampons, however if you find you are experiencing irritation with an applicator tampon you may find our non-applicator format more suitable, they come in a wide variety of absorbencies so there will always be one to suit your flow and are very discreet and comfortable due to their sideways expansion.
I think you may follow the same pattern as your mum, from your comments your periods will not be too far away at all.
I am sorry I cannot tell you when your period will arrive but from your description it sounds like it will not be too far away.
Hi and thanks for your question. I am sorry to inform you that Lil-Lets Harmony Relaxing Rub is no longer available in the Lil-Lets range and all stock is now exhausted.
Lil-lets has such a wide choice of tampons that I am sure you will be able to find the one for you. For very heavy periods you may find that our Super Plus Extra absorbency is ideal for use when you have a diving lesson.
Hi, the Lil-Let teens range of towels is available at larger branches of Sainsbury's, Boots The Chemist, Morrisons, Waitrose, Superdrug and Bodycare.
Yes, all of the Lil-lets range of tampons and towels are latex free.
If you find that you need to change your towel every hour then you may want to consider moving up to the next absorbency or even switching brands. Lil-Lets FreshLOCK long towels may be ideal for you as they are more absorbent than the leading brand and very comfortable to wear.
It sounds like you are describing discharge; a white/yellow colourd fluid produced by the body to keep the vagina clean and healthy, this is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. Lots of girls and women use pant liners every day to keep them feeling clean and fresh, and protect their underwear from discharge so why not have another chat to your mum asking is she can purchase you some so you feel a little more confident during the day.
Yes it's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
A great many girls nowadays start their periods at an early age and whilst it can be quite alarming try to remember that periods are a very natural part of becoming a woman. Please tell an adult about this development and they will ensure you have products available to help you manage this time of the month.
Hi May, tampons should always be kept in a damp and steam free environment and with most bathrooms nowadays being well ventilated I see no reason why you cannot continue with storing them in your bathroom cabinet if this is your preferred option.
The monthly cycle varies from woman to woman and whilst some women will have a 28 day cycle it is certainly not the case for everyone and gaps of between 21 - 34 days are not unusual.
Periods are very often irregular for the first 18 months or so after our period's first arrival, so try not to worry this is perfectly normal.
Please do not be concerned about telling your mum your news. Remember she was once a teenager too and I am sure she will be only too happy to hear your news. Why not drop her a text or write her a note letting her know you want to chat about a girly subject.
There are two forms of oral contraceptive pills; the mini pill which has to be taken every day without a break and contains only one hormone, it is often used by ladies that find the standard pill does not suit them. The standard pill is taken by women and it usually contains two hormones and the woman has a break every month before using her next pack of pills. Occasionally women will not take a break from using this later type of contraception if they do not want to be menstruating for a specific date, i.e. holidays. However you should really speak to your G.P. if you plan on not taking breaks between the standard contraceptive pill, as this may lead to a change in your monthly cycle moving forward. You should also ask for his advice regarding the change noticed to the colour and consistency of your menstrual fluid.
Firstly, it sounds like your sanitary towel is not giving you the protection you need, so you may want to try Lil-Lets FreshLOCK towels, which are more than twice as absorbent as the leading brand. As for tampons; if inserted correctly you should not feel any discomfort at all. Why not wait a few months and then try again, ensuring you do so on your heaviest of days when insertion will be easier. Remember to read the leaflet enclosed within every pack of tampons and you may also want to check out our videos on how to insert a tampon correctly.
There is no truth in this comment; in fact exercise is an excellent way of easing any period pain you may have. You can use either tampons or towels when taking part in this activity and if you don't like the thought of using applicator tampons then why not try our Lil-Lets non-applicator tampons, designed to fit your natural shape, comfortable and really easy to insert, with no applicator to dispose of afterwards.
Yes, these signs you are noticing are all perfectly normal and will continue until your horomones have settled into a routine once you have finished your journey through puberty.
This white stuff you are noticing in your underwear is called discharge and a sign that your period may be about 6 to 12 months away.
It may be the very last thing you want to do, but experts advise gentle exercise to help alleviate the pain associated with period cramps, it doesn’t have to be a marathon, dancing to your favourite tunes will work just as well. Alternatively you could try a warm bath or if the pain is very severe you could try pain killers.
We can still experience discharge even once our period has started and it will change in both colour and consistency depending on where we are in our monthly cycle, this is nothing to worry about and a sign that your body is keeping your vagina healthy.
Oh yes, lots of girls feel a little bit emotional just before and during their periods, this is due to the change in the level of hormones found in the body at this time of the month.
Hi and thanks for the question. What a great idea, I will pass this on to our Marketing Team for their thoughts. In the meantime you may find that the empty tubs are great for storing cotton buds, make-up brushes or small change.
It's a myth that once your periods have started discharge stops. Discharge can continue to be noticed well into a woman's twenties or even thirties and is the body's way of keeping the vagina clean and healthy, so yes I would say you are perfectly normal and there is nothing to worry about.
Swimming will have no effect on your menstrual cycle, I think like most teenagers you are experiencing irregular periods which is quite normal for the first 18 months of so.
The colour of discharge will change during the monthly cycle as will the colour of menstrual fluid as the period progresses. When a girl first starts menstruating her periods can be very irregular not only in length of time they occur but also in the type of flow they experience. I am sure after a few months she will notice a more regular pattern emerging.
A girl’s periods can be very irregular when she first starts menstruating and I am sure your daughter must be very distressed to have been menstruating non-stop for such a long time. Whilst this may be due to the change to her hormone levels as she goes through puberty, it may also be worth having a chat to your G.P. just to make sure there are no other underlying medical conditions he can identify.
Hi there, we ask that you allow 28 days for your free sample to be delivered, so I would imagine it's already on its way.
I am afraid there is nothing I can suggest that will make your periods lighter, however there are lots of products on the market that will help you manage your periods successfully; for instance Lil-Lets FreshLOCK towels or Lil-Lets super plus extra tampons in both an applicator and non-applicator format.
Firstly, if you are at all concerned about the length of time between periods have a chat to your G.P. In the meantime to help you manage your periods why not try Lil-Lets Super Plus or Super Plus extra tampons, they are available in both applicator and non-applicator formats and are ideal for heavy and very heavy periods.
Lots of girls find their period arrives around the same time as their mum or sister's period did, but this is not always the case. Your period will arrive when your body feels the time is right and this may be soon if you are noticing other signs of becoming a woman.
Hi Alexis, the age a girl will start her periods will be different for each and every one of us, and whilst it is common for female family members to start around the same time this is not always the case and I do not feel you have anything to worry about.
The type of absorbency you choose to use should be dictated by your flow on any one day during your menstrual cycle. For instance many women find that their period starts off with a medium flow, rising to a heavy flow on days 2 and 3 and then tailing off for the remaining days. It is wise therefore to use a selection of products that vary in absorbency to accomodate your individual requirements.
A girl can start her periods anytime from the age of 8-18 but the average is 13.
Lil-Lets tampons, like the majority of tampons sold today, are made of a combination of cotton and rayon fibres.
Lots of girls and women experience very light periods; sometimes only lasting one day. It is nothing to worry about and you may find that a normal absorbency towel or even a pant liner is all you need to keep your underwear protected whilst menstruating.
Our new Ultra non-applicator tampons have an absorbency banding of 18-21 grams and are the most absorbent tampon in the UK. Our Super Plus Extra tampons have an absorbency of between 15 - 18 grams.
As long as they are kept in a damp and steam free environment, Lil-lets tampons have a shelf life of 60 months.
No not at all, periods are a very natural part of being a woman and should not change the way you feel or the things you do from any other day.
Hi, the Lil-Lets Silk Comfort compact applicator range is available in the following stores: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Waitrose, the Co-op, Boots, Superdrug and Bodycare. You can also order direct via our online shop at www.Lil-Lets.co.uk.
Discharge is a creamy white fluid that ensures the vagina is kept clean and free in the most parts from infection and will change in both colour and consistency during the monthly cycle.
That is entirely up to you; this wider section can be positioned depending on your individual needs. Some ladies who sleep on their front prefer to place the wider section at the front whilst those who sleep on their back or sit at a desk during the day prefer to have the wider section at the back.
Hi and thanks for your question. You will be pleased to learn that most large retail outlets such as; Boots the Chemist, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Waitrose, The Co-op, Superdrug and Bodycare all stock the New Lil-Lets applicator range in their pretty discreet tubs.
She may do, there is some evidence to show that girls can often follow the same menstrual pattern as their mother or sisters. But we are all very different and this may not always be the case. It is a good idea to have a chat to your daughter about her periods so she can be prepared for their arrival, you could even request one of our teen sample packs for her to keep in her bedroom drawer.
Hi and thanks for the question. Lil-Lets Harmony Rub has been discontinued from the range now for about 2 years and I am sorry to tell you all stock is exhausted. We do review our product range twice a year and I will pass your comments to our Marketing Team for their information. With regard to alleviating period pain, it may sound strange and probably the last thing you would feel like doing, but, gentle exercise has been known to reduce stomach cramps, as has the old favourite; a hot water bottle and of course if the pain is very bad there is nothing wrong with taking a pain killer every now and then.
Yes this may well be your first period and very often first periods just show as little drops of blood. Once your menstural cycle has settled into a routine you will find your flow and the amount of blood lost changes.