British ad promoting Tampax with thongs, 1994
- another British Tampax ad, with nudity, 1992
And read Lynn Peril's series about these
and similar booklets!
See more Kotex items: First ad
(1921) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog)
- Lee Miller ads (first real person in amenstrual
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
disposal method - box
from about 1969 - "Are you in the know?"
ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) -
See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
A very early Tampax menstrual tampon ad
This is probably one of the first advertisements for the first commercial
tampon with an applicator, Tampax, which women could buy in 1936 (and before,
actually: the early 1930s). There
were other commercial
tampons before Tampax, but none had applicators.
Compare a much bolder ad for Tampax made
in 1992, in Britain. American advertising is today still pretty restrained.
This picture is a copy of a copy and is not clear. I have made it very
large to allow some words to be read.
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