It seems like o.b. tampon samples have been around for a while, but I got mine recently. The tampons are "mighty small" (as described on the website) & do not have an applicator.
Here is the 1st question in the top 5 frequently asked questions on their website:
To view other F.A.Q's, click here or visit http://www.mightysmall.com/faqI’m not sure about not having an applicator. Why doesn’t an o.b.® tampon have one?
An o.b.® tampon is designed not to have an applicator. However, it is not uncommon for a woman to feel somewhat uncomfortable, at first, about inserting a tampon with her fingertip. Using a fingertip is a natural way of placing the tampon, so it can be positioned in the most comfortable position and where it can protect best. Applicators are stiff, while the vagina curves. The fingertip can follow the natural curves of the vaginal canal.
The 3 tampon samples arrive in a little carrying case. I have added a picture below in which you can see exactly how small the carrying case is as compared to a pencil.
It's great because you can carry it in a mini clutch or if you're not carrying a clutch, you can slip it in your jeans pocket because it's so small! I haven't tried the tampons yet, but I've heard bout the brand & the product sounds good, so I'm sure I'll like it.
By now I'm sure you want to get your hands on the sample, so without further delay... There are 2 different links below. One is for residents of Canada & the other is for residents of the U.S.A.
Residents of the Canada, click here to receive your free o.b. tampon samples (or visit http://www.obtampons.ca/home). Once the page loads, click "Free Trial Offer" on the top right hand corner.Both links will take you to a short form that you have to fill out in order to receive your samples. Just fill out the form & you'll receive your samples in a few weeks. Enjoy!
Residents of the U.S.A., click here to receive your free o.b. tampon samples (or visit http://www.obtampons.com/mightysmall/en/register_landing.jsp). Once the page loads, click "here" (written in pink).