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See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for
menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax
tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products
(1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower
And read Lynn Peril's series
about these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably
identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory page for
teenage advertising): Are
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and Quest napkin powder, 1948,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom
(1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons
and a list of tampon
on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
Ad for Tassaway menstrual cup, the
Netherlands, in Libelle,
22 June 1973
(Photos of the cup sit under the ad.)
This is yet another Tassaway ad
that appeared in a European
magazine. Read the general
discussion with the earlier ad.
By the way, "cup" is also a word in
Dutch, meaning - cup. So apparently
this isn't a case of taking over an
English word for marketing purposes.
Remember Volkswagen's using
"Fahrvergnügen" in American ads?
A Dutchman kindly sent this scan.
A woman wrote to this
museum that she had sharp
memories of the rings that
circle the entrance to the
cup - they injured her
vagina. I suspect they were
supposed to increase the
grip on the vagina to keep
the cup in place. You can
see (I hope) two tiny holes
(although there are really
three) on the cop maybe 1"
above the, yes, "1"" on the
side view, which apparently
served to allow air in and
out so the user could pull
just the darned thing out
and not her uterus. Men live
such simple lives, at least
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