One woman is recounting the panic she felt when she felt after fooling around with a cute guy and realizing afterward that she could no longer find the tampon inside of her. In an essay for Elite Daily , Alexia LaFata, 22, wrote that she was attending college in Boston when, one night, she hooked up with a classmate who she was really into. Though she was on her period, she wasn't about to let a little menstrual issue get in the way of having fun with her crush — even though it ended up sending her to the hospital, where a doctor had to dig around inside her to pull out her lost tampon. Alexia LaFata, 22, was fooling around with a crush while she had her period — and his fingers pushed the tampon far up inside of her. When she couldn't find the tampon, she started to worry less that she would develop Toxic Shock Syndrome, and more that it had slipped out in her crush's bed.