I just started using tampons like two days ago and I've got the hang of them. Howver, I'm having a bit of difficulty deciding what absorbency level to use. I've been using a regular absorbency for the past few days but they seem to leak quite often, however when I remove them, they are nowhere near being "full" (and therefore, it obviously hurts when I remove it). I didn't assume they would prevent leaks completely, but I'm still having to wear a regular pad, a pantyliner will not cut it.
My question is, if they are obviously not full, why are they leaking so much? I am not a super heavy bleeder and they are fully inserted properly becasue I can't feel anything when they are in. Also, do I need a lighter or heavier absorbency?