Tampon

mass of absorbent material, primarily used as a feminine hygiene product
Menstrual tampon with applicator

A tampon is a mass made of absorbent material, usually cotton, that are put into a body cavity to absorb body fluid. The most common type is put in a woman's vagina to absorb menstrual fluid.

Tampons were first used as medical devices in the 18th century. They date back thousands of years.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Who Invented Tampons". Straight Dope. Retrieved December 24, 2013.