Read the earlier versions: 1948, 1961
Read a Personal Products
booklet for older girls, The Periodic Cycle
(1938). See similar
booklets on this site.
See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
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 ad, 1981)
Yours (Kotex, Kimberly-Clark
puberty & menstruation booklet for
girls, 1981, U.S.A.
P. 18. This is the only booklet I
remember giving two
pronunciations of menstruation.
Kotex booklet offered just one, the
P. 19. Strange: they list clitoris
(with added information, neutral
but provocative), hymen, but not vulva,
that often missing word naming the
girls and women usually see
between their legs, even though it
It's as if a booklet for boys
didn't give a name for the penis.
Oh, well, maybe the company
figured there were enough slang names
for it . . . . Speaking of names,
see some for
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