Wondering if anybody has had similar experiences using tampons, and what the cause might be. I find it extremely uncomfortable to wear tampons, and so for the past year or so I have been pads-only. I find that when I wear them after a couple of hours they 'poke out', which becomes irritating and at times painful, especially if the tampon is dry at the end. It wasn't always this way, I wore them from age 13 to 24 or 25. (Although I think I mosty just ignored the fact that they were uncomfortable during this time.) I am quite sure I am inserting them correctly- but no matter how heavy/light my flow is, and no matter what kind of applicator I use, they move down and out! Any ideas as to why?