Pictures of this cup and others.
Tentative history of this cup.
Older comments from users of menstrual cups.
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
Email the museum |
Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Birth control and religion |
Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation & menopause (& reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
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 |
Masturbation |
Media coverage of MUM |
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.


Tassette rubber menstrual cup (catamenial receptor) prospectus,
instructions, promotional leaflets for women, doctors & medical
community (1950s-1960s, U.S.A.) (tentative history of this cup,
pictures & sketchy history of American menstrual cups)


(undated folder, probably 1950s)

Introduction to this printed material.
Menstrual cups on this site.

The illustrations below and variations thereof appear in other Tassette literature, for example here.

Read part of Leona Chalmers's book, mentioned below, "The Intimate Side of a Woman's Life."

I thank the former Tambrands, maker of Tampax tampons, for contributing this folder.
Below and right: The back page (left) and front page of the 4-page folder,
  a piece of heavy paper folded in half and printed on both sides. When stretched out as shown it measures 7 7/8 x 6 13/16" (20 x 17.4 cm).

Mrs. R.G.'s comment reflects typical comments about the advantages
of early tampons.

Read part of Leona Chalmers's book, mentioned below, "The Intimate Side of a Woman's Life."

The yellow parallelogram in the upper left is probably the residue of tape once there.
Below: That's an awfully zippy-looking bag to be discreet. They might as well have written on it, "Hey, ask me what's inside!"

Below: The two inside pages.

End of Tassette material | undated ad: "3 out of 4 nurses use Tassette" - newspaper article, 20 March 1961: "New Menstrual Aid Offered on National basis" -
undated leaflet: "'Tassette' menstrual cup for internal sanitary protection" - undated leaflet: "a fresh point of view" (#1) -
Tassette stock prospectus, 1961 - "Tassette: the safe and sanitary menstrual cup" - "a fresh point of view" (#2) -
"A Note to the Budget Minded" - "Tassette Menstrual Cup: The ultimate in Sanitary Protection" - the third "a fresh point of view"
Pictures of this cup and others. Tentative history of this cup. Older comments from users of menstrual cups.

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