See a 1965 ad for a Pursettes school educational kit - Pursettes Getting to Know Yourself booklet for girls - other teaching booklets: Growing Up and Liking It and How Shall I Tell My Daughter? - underpants directory - tampon directory - early commercial tampons - ads for teens
Early commercial tampons - main page for ads for teens - see the actual Pursette tampon, box and tote - See more ads for Pursettes: July 1972 (letter testimonial) - October 1974 (cartoon story) - February 1974 (cartoon story) - September 1972 (letter testimonial) - August 1974 (letter testimonial) - 1975 (cartoon story)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | 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 & panties 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
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Museum of Menstruation and Women's health

Pursettes menstrual tampon ads,
In many magazines, U.S.A., September 1963,
during the reform of civil rights in America

I thank Tambrands, the former maker of Tampax, for donating to this museum a file folder of dozens of Pursettes and Modess ads!

Below: Glamour magazine. Underlining below and to the right apparently emphasize points important to competitor Tambrands, which owned these ads. A Tampax hand underlined and added her/his initials bottom left. And used the now-rare typewriter to show (bottom) where the ad came from - with a type-over.

This ad does not follow the custom of using the first letter(s) of the magazine name in the box address. But "Box B" is probably still a reader-tracking device.
Below: Redbook magazine

White clothing is famous in menstrual product advertising to show how a company's offering does not leak and stain.

NEXT | Ebony, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, RN, and Teen Screen magazines

 See a 1965 ad for a Pursettes school educational kit - Pursettes Getting to Know Yourself booklet for girls - See the Pursettes tampon

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