by menstrual products companies.
Read a Personal Products
booklet for older girls from about this
time, The Periodic
Cycle (1938). See similar booklets
on this site.
"Just Between Us . . ." (Beltx puberty
& menstruation booklet,
discussion of wild-eyed Betty
see the 1961 edition.
the lady looking at you, above,
seems to be part of the most
fun-loving booklets in American
menstrual hygiene. (But the
British have made talking
penis-like tampons, a woman
clothed in a giant pad, etc.) She
speaks in rhymes under picture
captions. Her wacky eyes
transfix you like those spiral
disks you can spin. Advanced
PMS? Beltx doesn't let on.
raises the question: How in the heck
do you pronounce Beltx?? I would've
thought maybe Beltz would have been
more appropriate and
pronounceable. This violates Dr.
Lillian Gilbreth's pronunciation
portions of the 1961 edition.
I thank the kind donor of the
The famous plain
wrapper for mailing the
booklet covers the outside, just
as plain brown wrappers are meant
to do: conceal
naughty material. Each
page measures 5.125 x 7.25" (13 x
That looks like two (menstrual?)
blood stains on the upper left
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