Who Wants Tampons….

Remember trying to insert your first tampon?


I remember being in grade 7 and thinking WTF is going on down there?  Why won’t that damn thing just get up in there?  I tried for days and days and days and days. Actually more like months and months and months and months.

When I finally figured it out, it was an o.b. tampon that did the trick.

It wasn’t larger than my erasable papermate pen (do they still make those?). It looked more manageable. I felt comfortable that this would be the big moment.



And it was.

It was the first tampon I could actually use.

And then I quit using them.

I guess I thought it was a starter tampon and that I had graduated on to using tampons with giant wasteful applicators.

And I forgot how much I loved using them until I was asked to #giveusoneperiod and try them out again after 25 years.  I know you think that because I am part of this campaign that I am talking a load of bull, but I am not.  I forgot how small they were and how easily one could fit in my bra without anyone knowing.

Yes. I said bra.

I like to get stuff in there.

I also forgot how nice it is to move the tampon right into place and not have to stop mid aisle at the grocery store and do the dreaded tampon itch dance.

You know what I am talking about.

Tell me you do?

Don’t leave a sister hanging.

Also, o.b tampons were designed by a female gynaecologist over 50 years ago when she was looking for a smarter tampon. Respect, lady.

If you have any questions about using a tampon without an applicator you can find some answers here.

Anywho.. if you are still reading this, I am super proud of you and want to reward your efforts with a box to tampons. I have 50 boxes with 18 o.b. tampons to give away.  Just try them for one month! If you feel comfortable you can leave your address in the comments or email it to me at mommyisweird@hotmail.ca

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26 thoughts on “Who Wants Tampons….

  1. I used to hide my big-tampon-with-wasteful-applicator in my socks. OB makes so much more sense… seriously, even my flat-chested-teen-self could tuck those into a bra.

  2. Oooh I love OB! I tried to switch once because there were some cheaper brands to try but omg, anything.other than ob feels like sandpaper! Seriously ouch! Didn’t matter what absorbency either. Will never leave ob again!

  3. I am an only OB girl and have been for 30 years but was worried about introducing my little girl to something without an applicator. Glad to hear it was a positive experience. Makes me feel better.

  4. Ok my email has failed 3 times now. Ugh. If you have any left I’d love one. I’d love if you could post this without my address though. Thx!

    Nadia Frank
    6920 152 A Avenue
    Edmonton Alberta

  5. I had a horrible experience with them when I was camping one time, and I haven’t used them for anything but bad nosebleeds since. I suppose that 20 years is long enough to hold a grudge against an inanimate object – I’ll email you my address.

  6. First go with a tampon was horrible experience, uncomfortable and just wrong! Then many many many years later I tried o.b. and I have never looked back! I get excited when they are on sale so I can’t pass up opportunity for free o.b.

  7. Thanks for the laugh Kyla and the reality check, LOL. My own daughter just received her “monthly gift” and wants to try tampons so this would be very worthwhile. If you still have any left I am sending you my address!!

  8. I’m I could never master the art of applicators.. LoL sounds silly I know. I will not use anything.but O.B. Who needs wasteful applicators anyway!?
    If you have any left, please send some my way!

    Amy Billotte
    357 Billotte Lane
    Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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