It’s best to try out both, if only for the experience. Even if pads don’t appeal to you, you might find tampons uncomfortable. And even if tampons don’t appeal to you, keep a box handy if you ever happen to go swimming while on your period.
Take your pick
Pads are easier but tampons are still great too! If you are having trouble you may want to ask your mom, a sister, or a friend that has started her period. Pick someone you trust. It may seem awkward at first, but it won’t be because every girl gets her period. Even if you use tampons it is recommended to wear a pad to bed because with tampons you have have to change them every 2-6 hours. Most teenagers normally sleep for more than eight hours so it is recommended that you wear a pad to bed.
Don’t forget your other option – menstrual cups!
Please see our post on menstrual cups for more info on these amazing inventions!