Stayfree (U.S.A., the Netherlands)
ad with Cathy Rigby (1982). More
ads with Rigby and others (U.S.A., Germany,
Hispanic America). Listen
to Cathy Rigby speak a radio ad for Stayfree (1982). Ads, U.S.A., 1973, 1974, showing new beltless
pad - Ad, 1980, cheerleaders - Ad, 1977, girl skateboarding in white shorts - Ad, 1982, white shorts - Ad, U.S.A., 1984: white
sheets as main design element - Ad, 1996, cartwheel
in white pants - Dutch ads showing women wearing pad & belt: 1972 (photo), 1973 (drawing)
- German, 1976, 1977,
diagrams showing blood flow & panties - 1980 American folder with great
visual pun on cover: Your
Teenage Menstrual Cycle
Growing Up and Liking It (complete booklets:
1944, 1949, 1957, 1964, 1970,
1972, The Personal Products Company, U.S.A.) (many
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies
made for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine
- a list of books and articles about menstruation
How shall I tell my daughter?
Puberty & menstruation information for mothers to tell daughters
1981, Personal Products Company, U.S.A.
Below: Pp. 1 (inside front cover)-2
When the museum was open in my house, one visitor
told me her physician mother just
handed her a box of pads and said, "You'll need these." No discussion
of menstruation, no nothing.
Another said her mother saw her on her bed trying to insert a tampon and
did it for her. She
said it was the closest experience she remembered having had with her mother.
Read a little commentary about the subject.
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