See a Pursettes booket for teenagers (late
The Pursettes black
(carrier) with tampons. (An ad sold the tote,
and an enthusiastic customer mentions the
tote in her testimonial.)
Tampax keeps an eye
on its competitor Pursettes:
Tampax tampon inter-office
memo with attached ads, U.S.A., 1964
Want to be a SCHOOLEBRITY
in the know? (Huh, you say?) Read
Are you in the know? BOOKLET collection
of the great
pad & etiquette tips for teens Kotex ran
for decades (but without the ads) (1956)
menstrual hygiene companies made for girls,
women and teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation
See early tampons
and a list of tampons
on this site - at least the ones I've
The Museum of Menstruation and
Max's style (see poster below)
floated everywhere in the 1960s
and 70s in America, even on tampon boxes
and in tampon advertising.
Pursettes non applicator menstrual
tampons, February 1976
Campana Corp., Batavia,
In the air were psychedelics
- and also in other places.
It meant RIGHT NOW and with
it and girls weren't the
only ones enticed.
But that was sufficient for the
Campana Corporation to help lure
menstrual beginners to its (pre)
lubricated-tip tampons. Like those
naughty tampons from Europe, o.b.,
a finger replaced a cardboard
applicator. Lubrication made the
task easier for girls.
Most of the early
tampons had no applicator
did). But I suspect American women
weren't gonna fool around down
there if they didn't have to.
about this and other problems
getting women to use tampons.
Tampax later wrote an ad
to get German fingers around its
applicator, not in you-know-where.
The early (1930s?-40s)
tampon (with an ad) also had a
lubricated tip, rare
among menstrual tampons.
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