Dutch Tampax ad
from 1938 - A German
o.b. ad (early 1950s) - An Amira tampon ad from
about 1950, Germany
The Museum of Menstruation and Women's
The original Museum
Tampax ad, February 1990
Short cycles of
time rule women's sexual
bodies more obviously than men's: 9
months, 28 days, yet fewer days of
fertility and heightened
sexual desire. Calendars
show those cycles and have naturally
figured in advertising.
19 magazine, U.K.
Tampax sold different absorbencies and
sizes almost from its beginning
in the 1930s so this ad says nothing
surprising. But there are always
beginners and the unconvinced to
What do you think of the last sentence?
After telling readers they can choose
among different absorbencies the company
says, "Forget it!" Huh?
Vaginal Tampons Prejudicial to
Health?" (Proof for a British
Tampax ad, 1952)
Times Have Changed: A Manual of
Menstruation, Its Purpose, Function
and Care," Tampax Inc., 1950s,
heights in sales and profits for you
in 1966 with Tampax"
Advertising campaign folder for Tampax
(aimed at dealers?), 1966, U.S.A.
ad from 1938 - A roughly
o.b. ad (early 1950s) - German Amira
brochure, early 1950s
Each facing page measures 8 5/8 x 11 1/2"
(21.9 x 29.2 cm).
ad from 1938 - A roughly contemporary
ad (early 1950s) - An Amira tampon
ad from about 1950, Germany
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