Wash your hands first. Take off the tampon's plastic wrap & throw it away, but don't flush it. Check the applicator to make sure the string is firmly attached by giving it a little tug. Push gently on the plunger & make sure the tampon is positioned snugly against the applicator petals. To put in the tampon, find a comfortable position either sitting (with your knees apart) or standing with one foot elevated. Put the applicator tip into the opening of your vagina and gently glide it toward your lower back. Keep easing the applicator in until you're inserted as far as the ring of the outer insertion tube. Continue holding the applicator, & then push the inner tube into the outer tube. When the rings of the applicator are together, the tampon is in correctly. Gently remove both tubes, making sure the string is outside of your body. Do not flush. To remove the tampon, relax & pull on the string at the same angle as the tampon was inserted. Change your tampon every 4 to 8 hours, including overnight. Remove each tampon before putting in a new one. Remember to remove the last tampon at the end of your period. If you have trouble getting the tampon out, see your doctor or clinic for help. These absorbency ranges & their corresponding terms are required to be used by all tampon manufacturers to indicate the amount of fluid absorbed using a standard laboratory test. Use the standardized absorbency ranges & terms to make comparisons between tampons of all manufacturers. choose the minimum absorbency necessary to control your menstrual flow in order to reduce the risk of contracting TSS. Regular absorbency: 6-9 grams; super absorbency: 9-12 grams.