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Step 6: Holding the grippy part in the middle of it insert the tampon up your hoo-ha until you get to said grippy part, then STOP. (DON'T INSERT THE WHOLE FRIGGIN’ THING, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THAT’S WHAT IT SEEMS LIKE YOU SHOULD DO.)
"No chafing!" No mechanical gadget to aid insertion (because none is needed). Imagine writing ad copy for Fibs tampons. You have to extol their virtues, without catchy slogans like "when the red tide rises, Fibs surprises!"
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there; a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” - Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof