Museum of Menstruation and Women's
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
MUM a file folder of dozens of
Pursettes and Modess ads!
RN magazine, RN being short for
registered nurse. By now you know
at Tampax typed the information at
I joined the two pages of the ad.
Follow the arrow for the continuation.
Arthur B. Donovan, M.D., is cited
as the inventor of Pursettes.
Read the Getting
to Know Yourself booklet
mentioned, published probably in the
Earlier, women could buy at least
lubricated tampon: Dale,
from probably the 1930s-1940s.
See, it was
worth following these Pursettes
ads to the end. Now you
know there was a Teen Screen
magazine! I left the left-hand column
in to let you sample ancient gossip:
"Tuesday" refers to
actress Tuesday Weld, the
woman at left looking dismissively
at the Pursettes lady. She
was once married to violinist Pinchas
Zukerman - Tuesday
was, not the Pursettes lady, at
least not that I know of. Wouldn't
that be something if two women in
totally unrelated "stories"
occupying adjacent columns in a
magazine were both married to
Pinchas Zuckerman at different
times? Even better, at the
same time? Spread that
rumor! (I think the magazine
mistakenly wrote lockless
for luckless. She has her
hair. Unless there's another gossip
item about her losing it. I'll
Note that the Tampax reader did not
underline the important information
that Sue Lyon, an actually
successful actress (Lolita),
encouraged her brother to go into
acting and thought that she herself
was a crummy actress. Chin up, Sue!
You could too act!
Fabian, troubled, looks
away from Pursettes, as men should.
And George Hamil-, um, I
gotta stop reading. This stuff is
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