I was forced to switch to pads only after a number of bad pap results that I narrowed down to tampons. I hated the pads, they itch, smell and are uncomfortable. What a relief to find these pads that feel great to wear. I originally got a grab bag of all sizes to try out, and I'm expanding to another order to have enough for a full cycle. Overall I would recommend this product to anyone considering changing away from paper/plastic pads, you will not regret it. I would recommend buying the full set so that you do not have to do laundry constantly during your cycle.