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Don't look like sweets!
Tampax Compak Regular
Member Name: cornishchic
Tampax Compak Regular
Advantages: Discreet, comfortable
Please be warned, this review might not suit everyones tastes!
I only use regular tampons towards the end of my period on my lighter days, I don't like keeping a massive tampon in my handbag so buy these Tampax Compak to use for my handbag only.
--- Packaging ---
These tampons come in the normal Tampax cardboard box packaging. It's blue in colour with some parts in yellow showing that it is the regular absorbency inside the box.
Inside the box are 20 little yellow packages and also an information leaflet detailing how to use, how long to leave in and how to remove the tampons and also some information about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS for short) that is a rare illness that can sometimes be fatal.
--- Application ---
The tampons come inside a small yellow wrapper, remember the adverts that used to say they looked like sweets?! Well they don't! The wrapper is as simple to open as opening a bag of crisps. Once inside the wrapper the applicator has to be assembled. Just pull out the plastic tube inside the top part of the applicator and you are ready to rock. There is a small ridge in the plastic applicator that stops the end falling off like you find with normal full length tampon applicators.
The part of the applicator you insert into the vagina has soft ridges so you know where to place your fingers prior to inserting, and it gives you a good grip on the plastic tube. The plastic material that the applicator is made from means it is easy to just glide into the vagina and I have never experienced any discomfort when inserting. Once in place, just push the other end of the tube through and voila! It's done.
--- Comfort and removal ---
I only use these on the lighter, last few days of my period, I can leave one in comfortably for around 5 hours without any leaks. It is recommended that you leave a tampon in for anywhere between 4 and 8 hours, so regular suit me well for the last couple of days. I've never experienced any discomfort from these tampons and never usually feel like I have got one in.
Removal is easy as the string attached to the tampon is attached right at the very end so it goes all the way through the tampon so you aren't worried about pulling too hard on the string and it falling off. It has a nice thickness to it too, so its easy to get a good grip on it. I have never experienced any pain or discomfort from removing.
--- Overall ---
Tampax are available anywhere that sells feminine products of this type, supermarkets, corner shops, chemists... everywhere! They currently cost around £2 for a box of 20 tampons.
These Tampax Compak last me a long time as I only use them in my handbag on the last couple of days of my period, so sometimes I might not even have to use any during the duration of my period. They are easy to insert, comfortable, discreet and do what they are meant to do! I'd definitely recommend these for your handbag!
Summary: Compact tampons!