When it was time to change my tampon yesterday afternoon, my period had practically stopped (it started again later...grr) and I was so dry that I couldn't even get the TIP in w/out it hurting. So I just put on a pad and went on my merry way.
But, i just changed my tampon (didn't you want to know that... I said TMI at the beginning. you were warned) and I changed into the non-applicator kind. It wasn't that hard to put in (now that there's some blood covered uterine-lining there) and i think it's smaller than the applicator kind. Well, I'm going to see how it goes. It wasn't actually that bad.
And for those of you who get horny on your period b/c there is SOMETHING in there and it drives you crazy, there is this. The only problem is that the battery doesn't last for very long *G*