of Instead menstrual cups and
in publicity by the cup's maker,
Part of the fun of having
created the museum is receiving
In 1998, after the first Instead
company (Ultrafem) failed, former
officials of the company sent me
the letter at
Another staff member told me
Contente, the inventor of
the cup, made and wore the dress
on many occasions. A laboratory at
my alma mater, Johns Hopkins,
developed Instead, members of
the museum when MUM was in
One member donated her homemade
Halloween costume that the interviewer
for Comedy Central's Daily Show
wanted to wear.
Tonya G. Hinch, Office of the
CEO, Sr. VP, Marketing &
Sales; and Dori Reap, Office
of the CEO, Sr. VP & CFO,
of the former Ultrafem company
for donating this dress!
The dress is heavy,
about 9 pounds (about 4.1 kilos).
which supports and expands the
missing in the photo and can be
All photos copyright 2008
of dress with its long zipper.
I wish I could say the palm
betrays my Tahitian
but it came from a Safeway
supermarket when the museum
was open near Washington, D.C.
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Pictures of the former physical museum (where I
took these dress photos).
made from menstrual pads
Disposal bags for
menstrual napkins from around the
German menstrual pad brand featuring a prostitute.
What causes menstrual
Suspenders to hold
Copyright 2008 Harry Finley