Sponsored: Sleek Tampons from U by Kotex

Ladies, have you ever planned to compete in a race or weekend long run only to be graced by the presence of your monthly visitor? It can change your attitude and mess with your entire running schedule! You may fear that you will be uncomfortable and unprotected against leaks! The last thing that any woman wants is to have her tampon give out halfway through a half marathon, sacrificing time and perhaps her overall confidence to compete.

In the past, I struggled with running when my period was involved. My distances were usually reduced to avoid any embarrassment or discomfort while out on the trail or the road. Though I never wanted my period to be a deciding factor on whether I ran 5 or 15 miles, it consistently made the final word. 

Recently, I received a package from the good people at U by Kotex.

Loved the packaging :)
It contained a box of their regular Sleek tampons (they are available in regular, super, and super plus). Before this, I had not yet tried this variety of tampon, but was excited U by Kotex wanted me to test it out.

First and foremost, I was quite giddy about the multiple colors they had in one package.

Loved the wrappers. Not only stylish, but they allow you to easily dispose
of the applicator.

My initial choice was the purple pack since purple happens to be one of my favorite colors...but who is going to see it anyway? :o) 

U by Kotex emphasizes this tampon's PerfectTouch Grip, which allows a "just right" placement. That means, no slipping when inserting.

The tampon was extremely easy to put in, though I would not give the grip sole credit. It did add to the simplicity of insertion, but the smooth applicator was a big help as well! So say "goodbye" to cardboard applicators for good, ladies. These are a dream!

Now, for the true test! As I mentioned, I need a product that will allow me to go on a long run without experiencing any discomfort or fear of leaks. A tampon may be pretty and easy to put in, but was it going to accommodate my needs as a distance runner?

I decided I would wear them on both of my long runs this past weekend. On Saturday, I went for an 8 miler and Sunday, a 15 miler.

Honestly, I forgot I was even wearing the tampon. Although that may hinder myself from giving you a full review, it does prove that this tampon is perfect for heavy physical activity. It stayed in place and was able to protect me against leaks for nearly 2.5 hours! Not once did I have to question the reliability of this product.

Would I recommend this particular tampon to all women runners? DEFINITELY! I think that each of you would be extremely satisfied! I am sold and cannot imagine giving these up! So grab a free sample to test it out on your own run by clicking here! I bet you will remain a Sleek girl too! :)

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I wrote this review while participating in a content series through Clever Girls Collective on behalf of U by Kotex, and received products to facilitate my post and compensation for my time to participate.


  1. Yay!!!! I just ordered my free sample!!! If they work great for you, I'm sure they will do great during my fitness classes!!! Can't wait to try them!!

    1. I am sure you will be satisfied. I'm going to continue getting them for myself :)


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