Marjorie May, three booklets, 1935 main page
See a Kotex ad advertising this booklet.
See Kotex items: First ad (1921;
scroll to bottom of page) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck
catalog) - Lee Miller ads (first real person
in a menstrual hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's
Twelfth Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928, Australian edition; there
are many links here to Kotex items) - Preparing
for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls; Australian edition) - 1920s
booklet in Spanish showing disposal method
- box from about 1969 -
"Are you in the know?" ads
(Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) -
See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the
SEARCH ENGINE, bottom
Modess menarche, menstruation & puberty booklet
Growing Up and Liking It, 1944 (pp. 18-19)
Right: Enlargement of the drawing, above
Note that the vulva is not named, something
I think most girls would like to put a decent name to. After all, it's what
they can see! Generations of companies call
it the "outer vaginal area," which really means the lower part
of the vagina, the tube itself, not the labia, etc., outside the body.
And pubic hair is missing.
I wonder if both were thought to be too visible and sexual to deal with?
I can hear a hapless teacher trying explain what a vulva is, and what it
consists of. But people tell me that kids didn't ask such questions, being
even more embarrassed than the teachers.
I believe many times the students - the girls, not the boys, of course
- just took the booklets from the teacher, who asked them to read them.
Any questions? Of course not.
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