I can’t find my hole for sex/tampons. I want to start using tampons but I am not sure where to put them. I have looked and touched this area but nothing goes in. I’ve read that you can put your finger in the hole to open it up more but I still can’t find it. And I think I have to hole and try to put my finger in it but it does not go in.

There are two openings in the vulva — a woman’s external sex organs. First, there is the opening to the vagina — the passageway from the outside of a woman’s body to her reproductive organs. Menstrual fluid flows from the vagina, and this is where a tampon should go. If a woman has vaginal sexual intercourse, a man would insert his penis in her vagina. And if a woman gives birth, the fetus is pushed out of the vagina.

The other is the opening to the urethra. It’s above the opening of the vagina. It’s not easy to see. It provides a passageway for urine to flow from the bladder to the outside of the body.

If you are having trouble identifying this part of the body for yourself you might want to ask your mother, sister, or another woman you trust to help you.

Check out our Female Body Diagrams to see where the vagina and urethra are located on the vulva.

Learn more about using tampons and getting your period.

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