See how a woman wore a belt in a Dutch ad.
See a classy 1920s ad for a belt and the first
ad (1891) MUM has for a belt.
See how women wore a belt (and in a Swedish
ad). See a modern belt
for a washable pad and a page from the 1946-47 Sears catalog showing a great variety.
More ads for napkin belts: Sears,
1928 - modern belts - modern washable
- Modess, 1960s
Actual belts in the
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
See a Modess True or False? ad in The American
Girl magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley
in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad (1955) - Modess . . . . because ads (many dates).
Ad for Stayfree menstrual pads, 1977, Germany,
Eltern [Parents] magazine
Stayfree, one of the developers of the no-belt pad that stuck into panties
with adhesive strips, advertises here its smaller pad for smaller bodies,
possibly the first minipad. And it does so in a very un-American
way: a nude model, nipple showing, in white panties! Those Germans! (And
When the museum was open in my house a Japanese woman studying at an American university
sent me her thesis about menstrual leave in Japan and said she had to have
her mom mail her small pads because the American ones
were too big.
By the way, in the lower right corner you see "Hahn," the
name of the manufacturer. And to its left you see a odd drawing; that's
the comb and eye of a rooster, which is what
Stayfree, the minipad. Because big pads are usually too big for young girls.
[A pun in German: in der Regel means
usually but Regel can also mean menstrual period. See words for menstruation in German.]
[Text, starting at lower left]
For young girls, Stayfree, the minipad, is ideal:
It's so small that one hardly feels it. And it's never bothersome. It doesn't
bind up. [Chart showing bleeding on various
days.] And many young girls can use it on
every day of their periods.Thus also on the first days, when the bleeding
is somewhat heavier.
Because Stayfree is a minipad that's especially secure - in three ways.
It has an extra wide adhesive strip along the complete length of the pad.
That guarantees a secure position in the panties.
The sides of the pad have special protection against leakage on the sides.
That increases the absorption ability and gives you more security if you
can change the pad at the right time.
A further security is the soft blue panty protection on the bottom of the
pad. It's completely moisture proof and keeps the shape of the pad.
But that's not all that's special about this minipad:
It has a net-like, skin-friendly wrapping. The secretion is absorbed at
every point and immediately taken into the inside of the pad. Therefore
the surface remains clean for a longer time.
Try Stayfree, the minipad. For young girls this minipad is the right size
for young girls [the Regel pun again].
Stayfree, the minipad with the three security advantages.
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