o.b.® Original™ Super Tampons / by Kelsey Hamaguchi

Haven't posted a review in a long time since most of the product I've tried out recently were gummy vitamins. Lol. Anyway, here's a semi-awkward product review. I'm here to review o.b.® Original™ Super Tampons. I have no problem with talking about feminine products, but I know a lot of people who are ashamed/easily disturbed. 

Anyway, I received a box of the o.b.® Original™ Super Tampons (pictured to the right). As you can see, the tampons are very discreet and tiny, which is why 40 of them are able to fit in this small box! Personally, I've always been a fan of tampons with applicators, but I have heard a lot of good things about o.b. as well. Smiley360 gave me the opportunity to test it out and see what the hype is all about.

Here are some things about o.b.® Original™ Super Tampons:

  • For moderate flow days (between 9 and 12g).
  • The soft, classic feel of o.b.® Original™ Super tampons—sometimes it’s good to stay with what you love.
  • o.b.® tampons are designed to help stop leaks by expanding all around to custom-fit the shape of each woman, all in a less wasteful no-applicator design.

The verdict?

I can't say I liked these tampons. I was super excited about having less waste and being able to fit more in my purse, but when it came to the actual product I was disappointed. Maybe it's just me not using the product correctly, but after testing it out for a week, I just missed my Platex Sport tampons :( The one concern I had was not having an applicator, which seemed unsanitary to me. While I didn't get any blood on my hand while using the product (thank goodness), it is likely it could happen by accident. Another problem is that cotton (or whatever material is being used to make the tampon itself) does not "glide" like an applicator. What that means is if your flow isn't pretty heavy chances are this is going to hurt a bit going in/won't go in all the way. I had the issue of not being able to comfortably position the tampon no matter what I did. It's probably just user error and I will definitely try again next time around, but overall, I'd have to give this product a 3/5. Thank you to Smiley360 for letting me try this product out for free!