See a Kotex ad
advertising this booklet.
Read a Personal Products booklet for older
girls from about this time, The Periodic Cycle
(1938). See similar
booklets on this site.
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 ad, 1981)
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, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
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
"You're a young lady now" (Kotex puberty
& menstruation booklet,
booklet for menarcheal girls,
which experienced at least 3
editions (see the 1952 and 1959 versions),
continued the unstuffy language
possibly begun by the Kotex
booklet As One Girl to
(1940), a great departure from
May's Twelfth Birthday booklets of the
1920s-1930s. About this time,
Kotex went overboard, but
pleasingly so, immersing its ads
in slang in the "Are You in
the Know?" series. Read more about these
booklets; here are the ones on
version's text is longer than
the 1952 one and the
drawings and layout are
different. Parts of the text are
different. It's almost identical
to the 1961 edition.
the 3 covers, below.
I thank the kind donor of the
Back (at left) & front covers.
Each page measures 5 x 6.75" (12.6
x 17 cm).
The covers of the 1952
editions, maybe by the
same artist. They show
pants on the prepubescent
girl and a dress on the
menarcheal one. The 1961
cover, above, dispenses
with showing change but
and looks to be from a
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See the 1952 & 1959