Panties: German underpants
(Unterhosen) made from American sugar sack twine (1945/46)
Various menstrual underpants and panties (and
sanitary napkin belts), 1946-47 (page from Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog,
Kotex "Panti" (clasp and band to hold
pad in crotch; 1970s?, U.S.A.)
Kotex New Freedom towel & pantie ad (date?
Modess "Sanitary Shield" (two-band pad
holder in crotch; 1970s; U.S.A.)
Modess "Panti-kini" (two-band holder
to hold pad in crotch; 1960s-1970s, U.S.A.)
Many more women's underpants
See also Ads for Teens
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made
for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine
- a list of books and articles about menstruation
Kotex Personals Protective Panties
Ad for Kotex Personals
(1995, U.S.A., magazine unknown)
panties, underpants, sanitary
napkin, tampon, pad,
belts, menstruation, disposable
American panties specially designed for menstruation date to at least
to 1922 (commercial belts
came earlier). Since then numberless styles appeared on the market (see
more) and perhaps before then around
the world. Stopping leaking menstrual blood from escaping the pad or
tampon or sponge or cup has been an important industry.
Kotex sold such underwear before (see column at left). This style, disposable,
appeared in the 1990s.
I thank the donor!
Below: The light pink panties right out
of the box,
where you can learn more about them.
Below: After looking around to see if neighbors were watching - they weren't - I set up
the mannequin in my back yard and started taking pictures.
This is the front showing the reinforced crotch.
Below: The rear packs more protection because
of exposure when sitting among
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