Some Asian menstrual
"Origami" tampon: Anshin (Japan, 1977)
Tampons, box, directions. Origami
applicator. (Tambrands gift, 1997) It's
the same as Ortex Gold
1968) Box, instructions, tampons. No
applicator. With a discussion of the mutual influence of
European and Japanese
art & an example from Van Gogh.
tampon with finger
cots, box - ad
in Junie magazine (October 1996).
stick tampon (Japan, 1977)
Japanese pads and belts,
early 20th century: instructions
for making the so-called uma (pony or
horse, because it resembled in function the
device on horses to catch feces).
Ads for Japanese commercial menstrual
belts from the
early 20th century with a comparison with
the English source of the drawing: Aubrey
Beardsley, England's best artist (just my
for Japanese menstrual belts, pads & underpants with some translation.
Thai magazine ad,
pad and belt (2000)
Chinese pad, Anerle
Chinese panty pad, Huitlao
Washable menstrual pads for women in
Almora, Uttar Pradesh
giving them more freedom (1999).
Teaching girls in rural southern Rajasthan
about puberty, menstruation and how to make
washable menstrual pads.
recent information about menstrual
management in India with an article critical of this
curiosities: L & F [Lehn & Fink]
Improved Tampons (U.S.A.,
instructions, some tampons. From the
company that made Lysol.
- Medical tampons mentioned
in newspapers, U.S.A., 1894-1921 - o.b. folder, Germany,
early 1950s (tells
what o.b. means!)
MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S
Emil menstrual tampons,
directory. Related products
in the column at left.
the former Tambrands, once maker
of Tampax tampons, for donating
You are where the pink is.
The diagram identifies the cotton plug as
the tampon, not the whole
The 4 Japanese characters
identifying it phonetically spell
the Western word
tampon, probably meaning that
there is no native Japanese word
for it. That
might mean that historically
Japanese women did not use
tampons, which would
seem to agree with today's small
preference for tampons.
Or maybe it was just more stylish
to use the Western word, a common
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