This was the first tampon I ever tried and I was told that Tampax and Playtex and others were" better brands" and "way more comfortable" but I think that people just think that because more people use them. The actual fact is that the others are more uncomfortable, easier to get stuck, and just make it more of a drag to have your period. These are A MUST HAVE ON YOUR PERIOD. Along with some Advil and some stayfree liners: regular or thong. These Never leak for me, the application is smooth, comfortable and fast and the ejection is lickidy split and comfortable. It makes my period SOOO much more tollerable because you have to go to the bathroom less and you feel clean.