Honestly, once you get the hang of it, it leaks less than a tampon. I use the disposable soft cups and I can never go back tampons. I can go out to events, like concerts and not have to worry about changing my tampon every few hours in the nasty port-a-pottys. Once every 8 hours or so and I’m good! It’s soo much cheaper. It is a little gross dealing with the blood but you get over it after a few times of changing it.