I think that you will be pleasantly surprised. I was not a pacifier kid, I was a thumb sucker. That said, I could not understand how everybody liked them. I thought that I was missing something. I was! It does take a little bit to get used to, but after I did I really likes it. Something very relaxing about falling asleep with it in your mouth, and then waking up with it. Sometimes you will waken with a drooly face.....you'll get used to it, it just adds to the realismI have been seriously considering buying a pacifier. I have a very easy gag reflex I think I am going to start with one from the dollar store just to see if I like the sensation. I don't want to spend a fortune on a paci and not like it. I have been delving younger and younger lately and I think that it would be a happy sensation.