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See more Kotex items: First ad for the pad (1921; scroll to bottom of page) - pad ad, 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog) - Lee Miller pad 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 pad disposal method - box from about 1969 - "Are you in the know?" ads for pads (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page

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 Some current products

This museum, Web site and director - me, Harry Finley - have no financial interest in showing the items below - and they are shown for free; they are not sold from the Web site or museum. Harry Finley, the site or the museum make no promises about the effectiveness or quality of the products.


Cotton Tampons

Organic, all-cotton tampons are made by NatraCare (www.natracare.com) and Organic Essentials (www.organicessentials.com)

Gynotex wet and dry tampons

Home Tampon Dispenser from Sweden

Hormonal Forecaster chart periods, fertility, moods, etc., with software

Daisy Fresh pads, formerly MedPads www.bedaisyfresh.com

Disposal of used menstrual products in public toilets Cannon Hygienic Concept Unit

inSync Miniform (www.afem.com) (information on the MUM site)

A tiny flushable pad-tampon hybrid that offers light-flow absorbency. Like a tampon held between the labia.

Menstrual cups (history on the MUM site) (Comments from users are throughout the News pages - just keep clicking back. Here are collected older comments from women who have tried cups.)

Instead Cup (www.softcup.com)

A soft, disposable cup made of the same material as baby bottle nipples, the Instead cup sits below the cervix, much like a diaphragm, and may be used up to 12 hours. Available at CVS.

Keeper (www.thekeeperinc.com) (information on the MUM site)

A rubber cup worn in the vaginal canal (like a tampon); holds one ounce of fluid and lasts up to 10 years.

Natural Sea Sponges

Worn internally and washable. Made by Jade and Pearl (company Web site: www.jadeandpearl.com). Page on this museum Web site.

Reusable Cotton Pads (information on the MUM site)

Washable, absorbent, reusable all-cotton menstrual pads consisting of a "holder" and "liners" are environmentally sound and more comfortable than disposables; they are also available in organic cotton. Pads are available from

GladRags (www.gladrags.com), Lunapads (www.lunapads.com), Pandora Pads (www.pandorapads.com) and many other companies.

Seasonale

Three-month suppressor of menstruation using hormone pills. A woman would only menstruate every three months.

Soft-Tampons, Original sponge-like tampon from Germany (see letter to MUM site)

Thong panty pads from SCA, a Scandinavian company

 


NEWS | homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads

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