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How to Insert a Vaginal Suppository | Guide and Support

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Just like there are quite a few ways for food to be delivered (Postmates, UberEats, GrubHub, or DoorDash) there are quite a few different ways for medicine to be delivered into our bodies. While pills, drinks, and shots might be more common ways to consume medical products, suppositories are another form of delivery. Suppositories may seem intimidating at first, but it is very simple to learn how to insert a vaginal suppository.

In case you aren’t familiar with a suppository,  let’s help you visualize: picture a tiny capsule that holds the medicine – coated in gelatin or made from cocoa butter. Once the warmth of your body melts the coat, it dissolves and the medicine is released into the body. Suppositories can go into the rectum, vagina, or urethra. The medication within them either treats the area where they are inserted, or is absorbed into the blood flow to travel elsewhere.  

Unlike an edible, a vaginal suppository, only take 15-30 minutes to dissolve, and work much faster than medications taken by mouth because they enter the bloodstream directly. They also bypass the digestive system, avoiding gastric inflammation. Especially with products which are suited to address the areas in the female reproductive system, they can take localized action quicker, with reduced systemic distribution. The female reproductive tract is full of cannabinoid receptors to receive and interact with cannabinoids while the blood vessels in the skin absorb the cannabinoids and botanicals. Finally, suppositories prolong drug release, making medication active and effective in the body for longer periods of time. 

You want me to put that where? So, if you have not tried our vaginal suppositories, now is the time. If you have never used a vaginal suppository, it may seem intimidating or scary the first time, but it is a simple and easy process. We like to think of our suppositories as a way to take back your body and use your vagina to benefit your own wellness. A vaginal suppository allows for a consistent and efficient delivery of the cannabinoids and botanicals, so you feel the same relief and have a similar experience every time. Oh, and as a bonus, Hello Again’s vaginal suppositories contains cocoa butter, avocado oil and vitamin E to moisturize, soothe and lubricate while maintaining the natural pH balance of your vagina.

Step 1: Wash Your Hands.
Step 2: Open the Package By Grabbing the Tabs Like a Banana.
Step 3: Insert With Your Index Finger Well Into The Vagina.
Step 4: We are all Different Shapes and Sizes. You May Want to Rest or Lay Down for 10-15 Minutes.
Step 5: Some Women Like to Use a Tampon or a Panty Liner in Case of Leakage.
Step 6: Go Have A GYNOMITE Day Or A Restful Night of Sleep!

Some suppositories have applicators, while others do not. There is a major environmental problem with applicators. In the case of tampons, over her lifetime the average woman uses between 8,000 and 17,000. That is A LOT of applicators that end up in landfill! Therefore, the Hello Again team opted to go “digital” with our products.  To insert a suppository digitally is to use your (as the French would say) “digits” – aka your fingers. In addition to the environmental benefits of going applicator-free, women in Europe and Australia commonly chose to go digital out of hygienic concerns. Using our own digits to insert the device into our bodies allows for control and sensory feedback – ridding of blindly guessing where the plastic stick would shoot a wad of cotton or (in the case of Hello Again) the suppository. 

Public skepticism of suppositories, especially those without applicators, is common. But rest assured, studies on both suppositories and the supposed necessity of applicators have revealed that this skepticism is misguided, and that people should reconsider their presumptions.

-Brooke Kenerson

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