Chinese menstrual pad with wings, Anerle brand, 2000
A visitor to these pages, Paige Maston, wrote that she knew three persons
who were shoving off to China and did I want anything menstrual from that
I put in my order for the elusive Chinese menstrual
cup, which other voyagers charged with the mission have sought in vain,
and for anything native to that culture.
I first heard about the cup's being examined at an unidentified hospital
in Canada with the thought it might sell there and in the United States.
Someone told me that the cup had a spigot, which would make it unsalable
in the U.S.A. but which made your MUM want to put her fat little hands on
Well, your MUM's helpers came up cupless, but did kindly send Chinese
panty pads and winged pads (below) for the museum's
displays and for this Web site (below).
I find the use of English on the packages and the pads themselves interesting.
English appears on many non-English language
Two of the travelers, Dr. Pilar Galupo and Dr. Paz Galupo, are on a
medical tour of China and will spend a year there. The third, their daughter
Ms. Pilar Childers, has vowed to find that rascal, the cup!
I heartily thank all three, plus Paige, for their efforts!
The adhesive side appears above and the body side below. The soft package
is at the bottom.
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