More Kotex tampons: the very early Moderne Woman, fax, Nunap, & Fibs, all 1930s.
Kotex's second stick
tampons (U.S.A.) & its ads, 1960s to 1970s
- Kotams mesh-string
tampon with 2-tube insertion device
(1944?) - also called Kotams:
first Kotex stick tampon, 1960-65 - Comfortube tampons
(1967), box, tampons
All TAMPONS on this site.
See also Ads for
menstrual hygiene companies made for girls,
women and teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation
tampons, Australia, 1967
Kimberly-Clark of Australia Pty.
Ltd., Lane Cove, N.S.W.
I thank Tambrands, the former
maker of Tampax, for the donation!
The two-sided instructions measure
7 7/8 x 3 1/4" (20 x 8.4 cm).
The woman's holding a box of
Fems in her right hand but
WHAT IS SHE
HOLDING IN HER LEFT HAND? I
until I remembered an old
Australian marketing trick and
enlarged and darkened the
She's holding the ALARM CLOCK
included in every box!
(But someone at donor-Tambrands
swiped the one in my box.)
See, when a Fems user falls
asleep in class the alarm rings
when she has to change her
Then the teacher, let's call him
Mr. Wilson, gently shakes
the user's shoulder and reminds
her it's time.
The thankful student exits amid
about how thoughtful the Fems
Oh, wait! Is it a STOPWATCH?
Australian men, have you ever
wondered why your women get
up from a restaurant table
together to "powder their
(At least when this tampon was
made in the 60s they did.)
Well, in another Down-Under
oddity, the sports-minded
Aussie women often sit in the
ladies' room in adjoining toilet
stalls. Then, at a signal from the
one selected as time-keeper, they insert
Fems tampons as fast as they
can, timed by the precision Fems
Losers buy dessert!
Um, honest competitors take the
wrapper off first:)
I'm just kidding about the
Australian customs above.
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