The Nuvaring and tampons



I am going to start the contraception ring. I am still on my period and I know I need to start it straight away for it to be effective immediately.

Can I use tampons with it?



Yes, you can use tampons with the contraceptive ring. Put the ring in first and be really careful when you remove tampons to make sure that you do not pull it out by mistake. If you do pull the ring out by mistake when removing your tampon then just wash it in luke warm water and replace it.

I am not sure how common it is that tampons pull the ring out - are there any ring users out there who can advise?


I’ve never experienced any issues with tampons pulling out a ring, or even a menstrual cup! For me, once it’s in, it’s pretty secure.