This might be a stupid question, but I'm curious. On tampon commercials, they always show how the tampon opens up like a flower to provide coverage. Now, I've been using tampons for years and they've never looked like that when taking it out. It's always almost the same size and shape as it was before, just a little bigger due to absorbing fluid. Once I toss it in the toilet it does open up like on the commercials.....I don't have a crazy heavy flow, but it's decent, and they never leak unless it's the first day and I wait too long to change it, so I don't think I'm doing anything incorrectly which is why it doesn't open up.
Does it do that for anyone else? It's just something I've always been curious about.