Other sex-education books: Married Love (1931), by Dr. Marie Stopes; Sex Facts for Women (1936), by Richard J. Lambert; and see Miscellaneous topics on this site
Read most of a 1928 Australian edition of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday. Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (1935) - Facts About Menstruation that every Woman should know (1936) - Marjorie May, introductory page, 1935 main page
Read Lynn Peril's series about these and similar booklets! And see the covers of the booklets How shall I tell my daughter?, Growing up and liking it, and Personal Digest; read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940).
Marjorie May, three booklets, 1935 main page
Preparing for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls) - "Are you in the know?" ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
Ads for the Kotex stick tampon (U.S.A., 1970s) - a Japanese stick tampon from the 1970s.
Early commercial tampons - Rely tampon - Meds tampon (Modess)
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the SEARCH ENGINE, bottom of page.)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.


Safe Counsel /or/ Practical Eugenics

by B. G. Jeffries, M.D., Ph.D., J. L. Nichols, A.M., Ozora S. Davis, Ph.D., and Dr. Emma F. A. Drake (39th edition, 1928, J. L. Nichols & Co., Naperville, Illinois, U.S.A.)

Read the main discussion.

The first drawing in the book, below, shows that "sex hygiene" - sex education - leads to happiness, whereas "false modesty" doesn't.

This was not a new idea. For example, by this time, 1928, Margaret Sanger, the founder of the American birth control movement (later named Planned Parenthood by the pioneering advertising man Albert Lasker, who devised much of the early Kotex ad campaign), had already opened the first birth control clinic in America and written newspaper columns on venereal disease (which were declared obscene and stopped). (Incredibly, it wasn't until 1965 that a U. S. Supreme Court decision, Griswold v. Connecticut, made birth control legal for American married couples, just months before Sanger's death, at age 87.)

In the 1970s or early 1980s the American humor magazine National Lampoon had a parody of a "good path, bad path" drawing as its cover.

See also Contraception and Religion.
Below: see some of the volume's beautiful pen-and-ink drawings, typical of the time.
SarahAnne Hazlewood generously donated the book to the museum.


Words at left (darker than at right): ignorance, lust, obscenity, disease, poverty, defective children, lunacy, senility 
Words at right (light): education, love, health, sanity, energy, temperance, modesty, ambition, comfort, morality, normalcy [!]
Note that religion does not play a part, in contrast to some earlier hygiene books (in Kellogg's Plain Facts, for example.)
END first - second page - Other sex-education books: Married Love (1931), by Dr. Marie Stopes; and Sex Facts for Women (1936), by Richard J. Lambert; and see Miscellaneous topics on this site

Copyright Harry Finley 2000