Since your hands will be your primary tools here, definitely wash them!
Then take a look at your o.b.® tampon. Is it totally sealed? Good. (If not, don’t use it. Get another one.) Now find the colored tear strip and pull. Once you’ve done that, removing both ends of the wrapper is a breeze.
Next you’re going to find the string on one end of the tampon. Grab the string and pull it tight from left to right and top to bottom. This widens the base of the tampon, creating a nice and protected pocket for your finger. Which is great because your finger plays a starring role in our next step: Inserting the tampon.
A smarter tampon design recognizes that applicators aren’t necessary and that a finger actually provides more control for placing a tampon. Worried about using a tampon with no applicator? Don’t be because o.b.® tampons have been designed to have you (and your finger) covered. A protective pocket surrounds your finger with soft fibers while you insert, to help you stay clean and protected.
o.b.® tampon’s FLUID-LOCK® grooves pull fluid into the core for locked-in leak protection you can wear for up to 8 hours*. So you can keep your cool and get out there with confidence.
Each time you use an o.b.® tampon, you’re adding one less applicator to a landfill. Or to the ocean. In 2009 the Ocean Conservancy collected over 13,000 tampon applicators along the U.S. coastline. And since plastic applicators have a life span of anywhere between 500 to 1000 years, that trash won’t be going away anytime soon. o.b.® tampons are also elemental chlorine-free, use minimal packaging, and 90% of the raw materials used to make them come from renewable resources.
o.b.® tampons were designed in 1950 by German Dr. Judith Esser, an avid swimmer who refused to be slowed down by her period. She was dissatisfied with the options of her day and wanted more protection and less of everything else. So Dr. Esser designed something better. So much better in fact that it became timeless. The o.b.® tampon.