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
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,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are 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 cataloged
"What a trained nurse
wrote to her young sister,"
black-and-white menstruation & puberty
(probably late 1930s or early 1940s,
The Personal Products Corp., U.S.A., maker of
In style, this Modess booklet shows
the progression from the stuffiness of
the older Marjorie May (from Kotex)
pamphlets of the late 1920s
to the relaxed booklets of the 1940s and
beyond. (See a complete
list of these booklets on this
Modess invokes here the authority
and comfort of medicine, a common
device in the history of menstrual
products (Modess put a cross on its
boxes and pads, as did Kotex, and
many companies trumpet the fact that
doctors invented its tampons and pads,
for example, Tampax and o.b.). But at
least this authority is a
woman, and a family member, rather
than a distant, male doctor. But she
still explains things by letter - and,
of course, it's not her mother.
This booklet seems to be a companion
to its guide for older girls, The Periodic Cycle
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