Friday, July 25, 2008

What's in my bag? OB Kit

My ob kit, courtesy of Matchstick.

Really stoked on the hot water bottle, as they're impossible to find these days. I've been a pretty big fan of OB tampons for a while now. I got over the initial 'Ew, that's gross!' part after about 10 seconds.

The first time I used ob, I didn't really have a choice, I wasn't prepared and had to grab tampons from someone I worked with. I had been a fan of one of the many applicator brands but when I went through my environmentalist/vegetarian years I quickly realised that ob was the logical choice.

No applicator means 55% 58% less waste than applicator-based tampons (applicators can also take years to biodegrade, if they do at all, particularly plastic ones).

I know ob isn't for everyone, like I said, I was kind of squeamish at first, but it's really not nearly as creepy as it sounds.

There's a little survey that can be filled out after you read the post. If you live in Canada, I can set you up with some samples of ob tampons, just send me an email or leave a comment.


Misa said...

I have had the same experience as you, not having any and being forced to borrow from a friend. But not having an applicator totally grosses me out!

Sheila said...

I haven't gotten over the "ick" factor of non-applicator types.

But I wish I was Canadian right about now. damn.