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CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
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MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
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Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
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Asbestos |
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Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
Feminine napkin, towel, pad directory |
Founder/director biography |
Gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux |
Humor |
Huts |
Links |
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Menarche booklets for girls and parents |
Miscellaneous |
Museum future |
Norwegian menstruation exhibit |
Odor |
Olor |
Pad, towel, napkin directory |
Patent medicine |
Poetry directory |
Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
Menstrual products safety |
Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
Slapping, menstrual |
Sponges |
Synchrony |
Tampon directory |
Early tampons |
Teen ads directory |
Tour of the former museum (video) |
Towel, pad, sanitary napkin directory |
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 |
Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

Tampona menstrual tampon ads
and Kotex Maxi pads showing
Fake laughter and
White clothes
Germany & U.S.A., 1980s

Laughing, smiling and wearing white while menstruating don't necessarily go together, which is why menstrual products companies like them.

Below, laughs are last, smiles and white are first.

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Below: When all eyes are on her crotch, a woman's expression is important.
If she were looking at you the tone of the ad would change
. And she's calm.
The first text says "Tampona. The good feeling of being completely safe."
(Bella magazine, Germany, date unknown but probably the 1980s)

Look at the ad to the right!

He smirks, she's mortified and can't wait to get her check and hide. Kotex made a mistake in this March, 1992 ad, below (larger version).
Sure, the text says nothing will show - except, well, you know!
This is not the "good feeling" of the ad at left.

Left: You didn't notice the splotch?
That's because there isn't one.
The company avoided the problem of facial expression.

(January, 1982, Freundin [girlfriend] magazine)
Just for laughs: Left: Are the ladies laughing at
the text: "Tampona. Because we know what we want."?

Or because she's about to lose her top?

The left-side woman's expression shows the worst
sin of laughing in ads: excessive faking and/or embarrassment
that you're doing this at all.
It's a generalized version of the laugh of the
Kotex woman above and can appear for any product.

(November, 1989, Freundin)

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