See a prototype
of the first Kotex ad.
See more Kotex items: Ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck
catalog) - Marjorie
May's Twelfth Birthday (booklet for
girls, 1928, Australian edition; there are
many links here to Kotex items) - 1920s
booklet in Spanish showing disposal method
- box from about
1969 - 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
THE MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S
menstrual napkins and box,
About the time of the first
manned rocket flight to the moon,
Kotex produced this box, which
might explain the science-fiction
space gear the woman is wearing. I
wonder if they meant this to be
Kotex put deodorant into pads
decades before this box claims, so
it's not clear why it reads "now."
Advertising often likes to give
the impression of newness, which
can distort the facts.
the front of the box. Below that
is the menstrual pad.
The tabs fit into the grippers
of a menstrual belt (here
and many here)
or into "sanitary panties,"
special underpants designed to
hold pads (see this pad in Kotex Panti).