The pros: good packaging, discreet, compact, easy wrapper removal, worked as intended, less waste. The cons: application method is not as clean as packaging states and somewhat awkward to get used to. I used these for approximately 2 days until I had heavy issues. While I was actually looking forward to try these and like the idea of all the pros, the cons take a bit to get over. Yes you can wash your hands but maybe I'm just not used to it. I thought that they worked fairly well, though, and did not hurt when inserting but definitely when the tampon is full, you need to make sure to change. I would also recommend wearing a pantiliner.