O.B. tampons - my personal favorite, as well as that of many, many menstru-ees - have
. Every OTHER tampon I've encountered has been inferior crap. HALP!
I've been using O.B. Ultras for the past seventeen years. That's longer than I've done ANYTHING, short of "breathe" and "metabolize Yoo Hoo into energy". However, O.B.s mysteriously disappeared from the market several months ago... at first just the Ultras/Supers, and more recently, ALL OF THEM
. THIS IS HORRIBLE.
I liked O.B.s because they were well-made... they were tightly-woven, non-fluffy, expanded width-wise instead of lengthwise... they were just VERY CLEARLY engineered with a lot of thought in mind. All other tampons I've seen have seemed downright shoddy by comparison, and their performace has matched.
So what the hell do I use now? I have a box of "Regulars" which I have been - and I can't believe I'm about to write this - jury-rigging into DIY "Ultras"... but as the Regulars have disappeared from shelves as well, it's a stopgap measure (no pun intended).
I am NOT interested in pads. Nor am I interested in the Keeper or Diva Cup (I realize that many women love them; they're just not right for ME). I AM interested in reversing time and going back to the summer of '10, when O.B. Ultras were available far and wide throughout the land. But until time travel is invented... what the hell do I DO? Does anything come CLOSE to O.B.'s level of awesomeness?