Pads or tampons?

So I’ve been feeling a bit self conscious lately about using pads. For the longest time ever since I’ve started my period I’ve used pads. And now being 21 whenever my friends and I talk about our periods I’ve noticed that a lot of them use tampons and I don’t know I guess I’m wondering or feeling like I am or will be in the future relying on using pads. I guess what I’m really trying to ask is that and I know it might be a weird question but will I be judged a lot if I continue using pads as I get older? Is there a time when people start to use tampons?