I’ve tried in the past to insert tampons but I never could. I tried today several times and I couldn’t do it and I don’t know why. I waited until the flow was really heavy and tried to insert it, it went in easily enough but even then the applicator did not go in all the way. What’s wrong with me? I had problems with the damn labia minora twisting and whatever while I was trying to insert it but besides that it just won’t go in.
You probably just have it at the wrong angle. Try to aim it at the small of your back, not straight up. It just takes a little practice, and once you find the right angle, it is pretty easy.
There are also tampons available without applicators. They come lubricated and are much easier to insert. They are not available at all stores so you may have to do some searching.
I hope this helps!