more Tampax items: American ad from
August 1965 -
nudity in an ad: May
1992 (United Kingdom) - a sign advertising
Tampax during World War II - the original patent - an instruction sheet
from the 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).
trust something so small?"
Tampax menstrual tampon ad,
U.S.A., May 1989
Just as with its "Are you sure
I'll still be a virgin?" ad (here)
and, part of the same series (more below),
Tampax talks about a concern
potential consumers had right from
the beginning of the commercial
menstrual tampon, in the early
1930s (see an early Tampax
and see an early
report addressing these
concerns). Menstrual pads were
easy to use once you got the hang
the belt (see some belts here) or
pressing the adhesive pad into the
panties or attaching it somehow (here).
But tampons - well, it was hard to
see where they went even if you
knew enough anatomy.
See more letter testimonials,
from the defunct tampon Pursettes,
from the patent medicine Cardui,
and from Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby,
for Stayfree sanitary napkins.
A visitor to the museum in my
house (take a tour)
said the closest emotionally she
ever was to her mother was when
the latter put her first tampon
into her after she saw her
daughter struggling on her bed.
More Tampax items:
American ad from August
1965 - nudity in an ad: May 1992 (United
Kingdom) - a sign
advertising Tampax during World War II - the
- an instruction
sheet from the 1930s