Tampons are three pieces of material. Two parts of the tampon are the outer tubes that help you to instert, and the other portion is the absorbant that stays in your body. To insert a tampon, stick the tube in your vagina so the sstring is hanging out the bottom. Stick it up as far as it can go. When you are at that point, push the second prt of the tube up into the first and this will reslease the absorbant. Pull out the tube. The string will be hanging out of your vagina, pull when you want to take the tampon out.