BeingGirl Points - Major Bragging Rights

Show everyone what a superstar you are by racking up BeingGirl points. The more active you are on the site—taking quizzes and polls, playing games, commenting on articles, and submitting questions to Ask the Experts—the more points you’ll earn.

Tampon Brands: What Are The Differences?

  • ViewsIcon 2101
  • CommentIcon. 1

Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I have a question. My sister uses Tampax tampons which have a cardboard applicator. I use the ones with the plastic smooth-tipped applicator. The ones I use are shorter and hers are longer. I think her regular is more absorbent than my regular. I am debating which to use. I like my applicator better because it's more comfortable, but I like the fact that hers holds more. Can you help?




Dear Jenny,

Tampon absorbency is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Every regular absorbency tampon regardless of the brand will hold the same amount of menstrual fluid, even if there are slight differences in the physical size or design of the tampon.


Good luck!

Your BeingGirl Experts

Rate this:
comments so far
Posted March 25, 2012
Wow, you learn something new every day.


In order to get the best possible experience using this website, we
recommend that you use Internet Explorer 7 or above. You may
download it here.