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What if I get my period at the pool?

I’ve been invited to a bunch of pool parties this summer. What if I have my period? I’m scared of tampons.

Tampons can be super scary at first. But, if you want to swim during your period, tampons are a must.
Wigged out about the possibility of toxic shock syndrome? “The risk is extremely small, especially if you don’t keep a tampon in for more than several hours at a time,” says gynecologist Dr. Janet Rubin.
Dr. Rubin suggests trying a slender tampon on a day of full flow sometime before the first pool party. So by the time bikini season rolls around, you’ll be a pro.
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by GL | 2/1/2016
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