how to insert vaginal suppository

How to Insert Vaginal Suppository?

Vaginal suppositories are an effective way to deliver not just medications but also amazing supplements directly to the vagina in order to treat a variety of conditions straight at the source.

But for that to be successful, you need to know how to insert vaginal suppositories properly so that it reaches its intended area and is absorbed by the body correctly.

This article will provide step-by-step instructions on how to insert a vaginal suppository safely and accurately.

Benefits of Vaginal Suppositories

Before we get into the insertion process, it's important to understand why vaginal suppositories are so popular in comparison to other forms of medications and supplements. Generally, vaginal suppositories have several benefits:

  • They are able to act quickly as they don't have to go through the digestive system before being absorbed.
  • They can provide a more localized effect than oral medications, making them more effective and much faster in providing relief.
  • Unlike creams or ointments, they remain in place and do not need to be reapplied throughout the day.
  • They can help relieve symptoms of conditions such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal issues more quickly than other forms of medication.
  • They have fewer side effects than oral medications in many cases.

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Getting Ready for Inserting the Suppository 

When it comes to inserting a suppository, thoroughness is key. First and foremost, it is important to wash your vaginal area and hands with mild soap and warm water. Then, make sure to dry the areas around your vagina thoroughly with a clean towel.

If you are using a suppository applicator, then remove any wrapping from the suppository before placing it on the end of the applicator. On the other hand, if you are using a pre-filled suppository applicator, no further preparation will be necessary as the applicator already contains medication. Either way, make sure to hold the applicator by only its end that does not contain the suppository.

When inserting a suppository correctly is so very crucial to get an application’s desired effects, taking all these added steps in advance can really pay off in terms of quality results later on. 

The Insertion Process of the Vaginal Suppository

Now that you know why vaginal suppositories can be beneficial, as well as how to get ready for inserting those, it's time to learn how to get them in safely. 

Inserting a suppository can be done in two different positions. If you are doing it yourself, your best bet is to either lie on your back with your knees bent or to stand with your feet a few inches apart and bend at the knee.

No matter which one you choose, gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Once this is accomplished, press the applicator's plunger downwards until it stops. This action pushes the suppository further into the vaginal canal.

Ensuring that you have inserted the suppository correctly is important for its effectiveness. This process should not be too difficult and doesn’t take long—only a couple of minutes from start to finish—but ensuring accuracy and comfort can mean all of the difference between an effective treatment and an unsuccessful one.


In conclusion, vaginal suppositories are an effective and convenient way to treat many conditions that affect the vagina. Inserting them can be easy and straightforward if the instructions are followed correctly and with the appropriate preparation.

Flower Power's vaginal suppository applicators provide an even easier way to insert suppositories safely and accurately. With their easy-to-use design, they make inserting a suppository smooth and simple so that you can get on with your day knowing that your treatment is being delivered properly.

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