Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea 1 pack
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  • product details

    Get the Unique Tampax Protection System!

    LeakGuard Helps Stop Leaks

    • Be Protected For Up to a Maximum of 8 Hours, Even Overnight
    • FormFit Gently Expands to Fit Your Unique Shape
    • Anti-Slip Grip Prevents Your Fingers From Slipping & Helps Get Your Tampon in the Right Place.
    • Smooth Tip

    Tampax Original has a unique LeakGuard Skirt, a tampon designed to fit your unique shape, smooth tip, and Anti-slip grip for your precise placement & built-in backup protection.  When Mother Nature delivers your "monthly gift" - outsmart her with the protection of Tampax.

    Warnings

    Tampons are associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS).  TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death.  Read and save the leaflet inside the package.  Use for 8 hours maximum.  The risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) increases with higher absorbency.  In order to reduce your risk of TSS, you should use the lowest absorbency that meets your needs.

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  • ingredients
    May Contain:, Cotton, Rayon, Polyester, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Fiber Finishes
  • reviews

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    Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack
     
    2.3

    (based on 89 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (49)

    36%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (14)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Good protection (10)
    • Discreet (7)
    • Effective (5)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (21)
    • Poor protection (16)
    • Difficult to use (14)
    • Messy (9)
    • Not discreet (3)

    Best Uses

    • Heavy days (6)
    • Light days (6)
    • Moderate days (6)
    • Swimming (6)
    • Daily use (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Athletic (9), Casual dresser (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Flush it and Forget It

    Why does this only get two stars overall from reviewers? I've been using these since I was 15 or 16 years old. That's over 20 years. What I love about them is that,...Read complete review

    Why does this only get two stars overall from reviewers? I've been using these since I was 15 or 16 years old. That's over 20 years. What I love about them is that, unlike OB, they have an applicator. What I LOVE about the applicator is that it is biodegradable (read FLUSHABLE). Why anyone wants to touch that little metal box in the public restroom is beyond me. In the 20 years I've been using these, they have given them a "skirt" - oh, yes, the skirt does help with that leaking issue that would usually go down the string. As far as being discreet. . .really? Do you really thing I don't have a menstrual cycle? I'm of childbearing age and female - unless something is wrong, of course I have one. Who cares how discreet it is? Shove it down your bra in front and walk to the restroom to do your thing. No one will know. I will use these things all week long until I reach menopause!!!! Thank goodness Drugstore.com as them in larger boxes because my local stores don't carry these in more than 20 count. As if I'm not going to need more. . .

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Why tinker with a good thing?

    I feel totally cheated by Tampax and I'm writing in the hope that they monitor sites like these. I've used tampax for 25 years. Suddenly a few years ago, as lots of other...Read complete review

    I feel totally cheated by Tampax and I'm writing in the hope that they monitor sites like these. I've used tampax for 25 years. Suddenly a few years ago, as lots of other customers have reported, they changed the design. The regular size in particular just isn't worth using. They absorb a fraction of what they used to and never seem to expand enough to prevent leaks. In fact, sometimes it seems like they start leaking before they are fully soaked! In any case I can't wear tampax tampons without a back-up panty liner. Also I often have trouble getting the inner tube to push upward and insert the tampon -- it seems stuck in the neck of the larger tube. I used another kind of tampons when I was much younger and at the time really preferred tampax -- they seemed so much more natural and with a more comfortable fit. But at this point, in my 40s, I'm going to start shopping around for a new brand. So sad.

    Reviewed by 89 customers

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    5.0

    Works great. No leaks and comfortable.

    By Susan

    from New York

    describe yourself Athletic, Casual

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Discreet
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light Days
      • Moderate Days

      Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

      Extremely easy to use. Like the cardboard applicator. Less plastic means healthier for everyone.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Work fine, eco conscious, inexpensive

      By Krixee

      from VT

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Days

        Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

        They work well - I don't need any bells and whistles. I've been using these forever and will continue to do so until they force me out of them (this push towards plastic "pearl" applicators is aggravating). No complaints here.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By EveM

        from Ohio

        describe yourself Casual

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Not Discreet

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Days
        • Light Days
        • Moderate Days
        • Swimming
        • Travel

        Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

        I have used this product for 25 years now and love the new design. I hate the plastic applicator ones - tried one time and it pinched - OUCH. Needless to say, I only used this product from then on. When my daughter is old enough to start using tampons, then I will definately have her use these. As for discreet - really? It's a tampon, non of them are discreet and as soon as you remove a wrapper from any of the brands, the person in the next stall knows its your time lol. Who cares? Maybe bc I am older, I guess in junior high it would have bothered me, but now days it doesn't seem like a big deal to young girls.

         
        4.0

        My Go To!

        By AC

        from NYC

        describe yourself Casual

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Days
        • Swimming

        Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

        These are my go to brand. I lke the cardboard applicator vs. plastic for environmental reasons. Very rarely, th applicator gets stuck and I have to toss. The only other issue is that these are not as discreet in a purse since they are longer than non-applicator or plastic tampons.

         
        5.0

        Convenient, affordable & descreet

        By joyisqueen

        from TN

        describe yourself Casual, Pre-Menopausal

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Discreet
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Days
          • Light Days
          • Moderate Days
          • Swimming
          • Travel

          Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

          Affordable, convenient & discreet.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tampons...

          By themama

          from Illinois

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

              Comfortable and easy to use...doesn't pinch like the plastic applicators.

               
              1.0

              OUCH!!!!!

              By zygmy

              from Wake Forest, NC

              describe yourself Athletic

              Pros

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                  The changes are HORRIBLE! The newly added 'skirt' leaves me raw and very sore. Will never use them again!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Horrible!

                  By Nancy

                  from Columbia, TN

                  describe yourself Casual

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not 100 cotton anymore
                    • Not the same old Tampax
                    • Poor Protection
                    • String works as wick
                    • Uncomfortable
                    • Wasteful

                    Best Uses

                    • Heavy Days

                    Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                    The changes to the entire product is horrible! I have used Tampax since 1967. The applicator used to be totally biodegradable and easy to use. The tampon used to be 100% cotton--absolutely is not now. The string works as a wick. They're very uncomforable. Strangely, the Super, for a heavier period, will do the job, but is still not comfortable. I'm very disappointed in Tampax, now.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Flush it and Forget It

                    By Sissy

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    describe yourself Casual

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                    • Not Discreet

                    Best Uses

                    • Heavy Days
                    • Light Days
                    • Moderate Days
                    • Swimming
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                    Why does this only get two stars overall from reviewers? I've been using these since I was 15 or 16 years old. That's over 20 years. What I love about them is that, unlike OB, they have an applicator. What I LOVE about the applicator is that it is biodegradable (read FLUSHABLE). Why anyone wants to touch that little metal box in the public restroom is beyond me. In the 20 years I've been using these, they have given them a "skirt" - oh, yes, the skirt does help with that leaking issue that would usually go down the string. As far as being discreet. . .really? Do you really thing I don't have a menstrual cycle? I'm of childbearing age and female - unless something is wrong, of course I have one. Who cares how discreet it is? Shove it down your bra in front and walk to the restroom to do your thing. No one will know. I will use these things all week long until I reach menopause!!!! Thank goodness Drugstore.com as them in larger boxes because my local stores don't carry these in more than 20 count. As if I'm not going to need more. . .

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not as good as I remember

                    By BeautyJunkie

                    from OK

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Poor Protection

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tampax Tampons with Cardboard Applicator, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                      Because of my birth control, I had not had my period for over 5 years. I purchased Tampax because it was what I used before, and I don't remember them being this bad. First, the applicators have been redesigned, and the grip is horrible. I've wasted a lot of them just because I can't get the applicator to release. Also, I agree with an another reviewer who stated that they always come out soaked as if the string acted as a wick. I always have to wear a liner because I have leaks all the time. I recently ordered another brand (OB), and they are awesome. I can't believe I put up with Tampax for a year before deciding to try something different.

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                    • directions

                      Directions for use inside package.  Tampons come in standardized industry-wide absorbencies.  Use the chart for comparing absorbencies of all industry products.  Absorbency range:  Light less than 6 grams, regular 6-9 grams, super 9-12 grams, super plus 12-15 grams, & ultra 15-18 grams.

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