Ad for an Elldy tampon
(Japan) with applicator (October 1996)
Early Japanese tampon (1977): Shampon
A Japanese university student generously
sent me the ad, along with others, some very old,
which were part of a paper she wrote about the
history of the Japanese menstrual products
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s.
See a Modess True or
False? ad in The American Girl magazine,
January 1947, and actress Carol
Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter"
booklet ad (1955) - Modess
. . . . because ads (many dates).
The Museum of Menstruation
and Women's Health
Ad for Stayfree
menstrual napkins, 1984, publication?
Stayfree, which helped slay that
dragon of periods, the belt,
tickles a part of the brain that wants
nice, clean sheets, a part of the
brain in almost all women (and don't
This is where Rely
and other very absorbent tampons got
into toxic-shock-syndrome trouble. It
tried to allow women to use one tampon
overnight or during the day if she had
a very heavy period. I don't know if
this Stayfree was successful but I'd
bet it didn't cause TSS.
See Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby
in Stayfree ads, a bunch of
American Stafree ads and speaking of
belts, see something
you'd never see in an American ad!
NEXT white ad
gymnast Cathy Rigby in Stayfree ads, a
bunch of American Stafree
ads and speaking of belts, see something you'd never see in
an American ad!
Ad for an Elldy (Japan) with
applicator (October 1996) - Early
Japanese tampon (1977): Shampon Young
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