I don't like tampons, never have never will. they hurt when taking them out, and honestly I could never find one that didn't leak. So I have been using pads for my entire life, since I was 9. (yeah I know that's young to get your period, FML) I have always been active, been playing sports my entire life, so obviously pads are not the best option, but it was the only one I had. But let's get serious, pads leak, you feel bulky and honestly gross throughout the day. So when I heard about FlexCup I was intrigued to say the least. So I took a chance and I bought it. LIFE CHANGING! I recommend it to almost every female I know!! It took a few hours to get used to it but I feel cleaner throughout the day, there is no odor and I can't even feel it! It has never leaked so I have been able to wear my regular underwear on my period!! I am able to sleep on my back, bend down, and workout without even worrying about leaking! I don't have to worry about changing my pad or if I leaked throughout the day! This has changed my life! I can't believe I had to endure years and years of ruining underwear, leaking through pants and being embarrassed while having my period!! Give it a try, it will change your life!