I'm a teen, so most of my friends use "U by Kotex" instead of Natural Balance because its not as pretty. But, if using a not-so-pretty tampon is the way I have to go to help the environment and get the GREATEST protection of all time, then so be it. I have been through Tampax Pearl, Playtex Gentel Glide, and so many others. But none of them have opened to ACTUALLY form to my body. I would've never thought I would ever say this in my life, but; I am in love with these incredible tampons! They have the best leak guard and they go in so easily with the satin applicator and they are absolutely in my teen budget and price range! The best deal for the best price!
Though, I don't really recommend these for smaller people or people who are just starting with tampons, because they are quite large. But I still love them! :)