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Tampax Pearl Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea 1 pack

 
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Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack
 
3.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Discreet (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good protection (9)

Cons

  • Poor protection (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Light days (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Athletic (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

painful?!

This is the first time I'm buying this stuff online so I had never read reviews about this product before. I am so surprised by these reviews claiming these are painful and uncomfortable and...Read complete review

This is the first time I'm buying this stuff online so I had never read reviews about this product before. I am so surprised by these reviews claiming these are painful and uncomfortable and stick out of the vagina!! I've been using these ever since they came out and haven't experienced any problems. I'm not sure how old these other reviewers are and how long they've been using tampons, but I'm 30 years old and have been using tampons for the last 13 years. You're supposed to push the tampon all the way in, so that your fingers are just touching your skin before pushing the applicator so that the tampon is deep in your vagina and only an inch or two of the string is hanging out. Place it like this and the prongs won't poke and hurt, and the tampon won't stick out of your vagina. I have very light periods so can't comment on it's absorbency. It works great for me. I never feel the tampon and I have even run a 10K with one of these tampons in with no problems.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flimsy Applicator..

I got a coupon in the mail for the new Compak style of Tampax, and I thought that I'd try it out. I'd been using o.b. for awhile (I like how enviornmentally friendly...Read complete review

I got a coupon in the mail for the new Compak style of Tampax, and I thought that I'd try it out. I'd been using o.b. for awhile (I like how enviornmentally friendly the packaging is), but I'm a student, and I go with the coupons.
First off, the "compact" packaging doesn't come apart as easily as advertised. I accidentally pulled apart the first tampon I tried to use (thankfully it wasn't too hard to put back together - maybe Tampax should advertise that). As well as being hard to unpackage, the aplicator is really flimsy in comparison to the normal Tampax Pearls (at least what I can remember). After strugling with the aplicator, I just took the tampon out and went old school. The fit was okay, but even the "lights" are pretty heavy (and that's a general Tampax thing).
After I finish the box, I'm going back to o.b.

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1.0

Horrible!

By LBLady

from Long Beach, CA

describe yourself Athletic

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Use
    • Poor Protection
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

      This tampon was horrible. I really like the original Pearl and after trying Kotex compact I decided to try the brand I'm used to. Big mistake! This tampon is made so cheap, it pulls apart before you are able to insert it. I had to "repair" four of them. When I was able to insert the tampon, it elongates and eventually pokes out of the body making it very uncomfortable. I also had to run home on my lunch because of the accident I had in my jeans. I will NEVER, EVER, EVER purchase this product again.

       
      5.0

      so compact!

      By elliceee

      from boston

      describe yourself Casual, Young

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Discreet
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Days
        • Swimming
        • Travel

        Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

        the compact size of these are just all too convenient. if a boy happens to see them in your purse he probably wont even recognize that its a tampon, which makes getting it out of your purse to go to the bathroom in the middle of class a lot less awkward. great for fitting in small purses and pockets! & they work just as well as any other regular flow tampon.

         
        5.0

        Very comfortable!

        By Jacqueline

        from TX

        describe yourself Young

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Discreet
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light Days
          • Moderate Days
          • Swimming
          • Travel

          Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

          I really like these tampons. I've tried o.b., Playtex Sport, Playtex Gentle Glide, and Tampax Pearl, and these are the only ones I'll stick with. They're comfortable, come in cute colors, and are small enough that they'll fit in my pocket. Thank you, Tampax!

           
          5.0

          Don't understand bad reviews???

          By Total Product Junkie

          from South

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Discreet
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

            Don't understand the bad reviews...maybe some don't properly know how to use a tampon? Comfortable and discreet. What more could you ask for?

             
            5.0

            Convenient

            By Christina who-likes-to-try-everything

            from CA

            describe yourself Athletic

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Discreet
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Travel

              Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

              Bizarre reviews for these. I've been using them off and on for a few years now. My product use usually depends on what is most convenient for me. These fit great in my purse. Now that I'm out of school my bag has shrunk and a smaller tampon is a great help in keeping my bag size under control.
              From reading the other reviews I think people are using these wrong. The only times I have had problems with these tampons is when I use them incorrectly by not inserting them in as far as they should be or by using a heavier grade than I need which causes dryness. And really those are problems that apply to any tampon.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Comfortable and Discreet

              By Jaz

              from Korea

              describe yourself Hot

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Discreet
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Protection

              Cons

              • Can be mistaken for candy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Light Days
              • Travel

              Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

              These fit easily into your purse/pocket, so they're good for traveling. Please keep them away from the men-folk as they are often mistaken for candy.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Flimsy Applicator..

              By Kaye

              from Northern California

              describe yourself Menopausal

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Light Days

                Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                I got a coupon in the mail for the new Compak style of Tampax, and I thought that I'd try it out. I'd been using o.b. for awhile (I like how enviornmentally friendly the packaging is), but I'm a student, and I go with the coupons.
                First off, the "compact" packaging doesn't come apart as easily as advertised. I accidentally pulled apart the first tampon I tried to use (thankfully it wasn't too hard to put back together - maybe Tampax should advertise that). As well as being hard to unpackage, the aplicator is really flimsy in comparison to the normal Tampax Pearls (at least what I can remember). After strugling with the aplicator, I just took the tampon out and went old school. The fit was okay, but even the "lights" are pretty heavy (and that's a general Tampax thing).
                After I finish the box, I'm going back to o.b.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Uncomfortable

                By Quitta

                from Douglasville, GA

                describe yourself Athletic

                Pros

                • Discreet
                • Environmentally Friendly

                Cons

                • Poor Protection
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Light Days

                Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                I decided to use this product for my lighter days since I had heard that they didn't absorb as much as regular tampons. I tried it and it was very uncomfortable. They expand length-wise and seems to poke out of the vagina. I mostly use playtex sport which expands all around and are much more comfortable. I guess I have to find something else for my light days

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Juuust right

                By Kira

                from Virginia

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Discreet
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Heavy Days
                  • Light Days
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                  Haha wow! I think people really don't read directions - ever! Not even on a new kind of tampons! LOL! Just fyi if anyone cares, 1. the applicator on these is compacted - it must be extended before use! 2. A tampon should be placed as high into the vagina as the applicator can help you get it. 3. Once holding applicator as high up (or far in if you prefer saying it that way) as you can, then and only then, push in on the applicator while HOLDING the outside portion of applicator. 4. This is definitely best illustrated in the directions that come with these.

                  I'd stopped using tampons quite a few years ago as I'd discovered that cramping was always worse when using then than when using pads by themselves. I tried these a little over a year ago and wow! They are so much nicer than the ol cardboard type! They insert smoothly, release onces inside smoothly, have a good string length and come in all sizes! What more could one want in a tampon!? These things are great!

                  On the cons side though - sometimes some sizes, specifically the lights and super plus, are VERY hard to find in stores! Also I think they are kind of expensive - maybe not so much compared to other tampons but definitely so compared to using just pads

                   
                  5.0

                  Love Them!

                  By Snow

                  from New York

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Discreet
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tampax Pearl Compak Tampons with Compak Plastic Applicator, Unscented, Regular, 40 ea, 1 pack:

                    I love the Tampax Compaks because unlike regular tampons, they can actually fit in my pockets. I don't like to take my whole bag to the bathroom and with these I don't need to.

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