I have used several different types and brands of tampons, and this is by far the best product that I have come across. Obviously most would rather not talk about their favorite tampons, but because it is used inside your body and used monthly it really is important to find a type you like. The applicator is plastic which is one of the best things about this product. Cardboard applicators can be messy or even painful. Another thing this tampon has going for it is the scent. I think some people may be off-put by the thought of tampons being scented, but the scent is extremely mild and simply smells fresh. I was hesitant at first to use the scented kind, but soon discovered that it does not cause any irritation of any type. Let's face it, if your a woman you are going to have to use some type of femine product and this is simply the best.