As the female characters in Douglas Coupland's Microserfs sit around discussing tampons, their male counterparts sit there, shocked and afraid by what they are learning. The women, however, are clear about their choice "O.B.'s rock! But I guess not every powerful female executive is comfortable enough with her body to put her finger (fake 's50s housewife voice) you know where."
Long story short, I was contacted by a company to give away some free stuff on my blog. I thought that we were talking shampoo, makeup samples, etc...but nope, we're talking about OB tampons. While I know that it's something that every woman has to use, it's still not really my usual blogging fodder. But if they are Douglas Coupland's favourite, who am I to argue with that? I will say that I am a fan for environmental reasons, they use minimal packaging and are a greener alternative to some of the other brands. And they are discreet little fellas. And don't you remember those ads from when we were younger "designed by a female gynocologist"?
To sweeten the deal, I've got a few things for you. First, you can click here to get free samples delivered to your home. Secondly, I am giving away the promotional package given to me with the samples, including a cotton tote bag, hot water bottle and holder, eye mask, full-size box of OB tampons and cute carrying case, and a box of Tylenol menstrual. You just have to leave a comment, tampon-related or not, and I will pick at random. Contest closes Tuesday Sept 9 at midnight PST.