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Tampax "Educational Material on Menstruation," 1966
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Tampax menstrual tampons educational booklet, "Accent on you . . ." 1980, U.S.A.
Whole booklet
Back and front covers

This booklet differs from a similar one from Tampax from probably the preceding decade or two.

Tampax, the first tampon with an applicator (early 1930s; read a short history), and the first really successful tampon, has a long history providing information about menstruation and tampons. The company had to in order to sell the tampon idea to skeptical customers worried about losing their virginity (see a letter a mother wrote to her daughter's doctor about tampons and hymens), losing the tampon in the vagina, blocking the menstrual flow, etc. Many of these questions Tampax answered in its Bulletins from the 1950s, in a medical journal article, in a medical journal ad as well as in early commercial ads.

And yes, use Tampax and you can swim! But only if you could before. Read some jokes about that.

Menstrual blue, very common on menstrual products from the liquid in ads to the old Kotex box (read what a famous efficiency expert wrote about it) is odd: does it inadvertently reflect what many women feel right before and during menstruation?

The drawings below describe what can be done while menstruating with Tampax: everything, something the company has harped on since its beginning. And why not?

But the drawings - not those below but later in the booklet - are of the most sophisticated, skinny and old looking 12-year-olds I've ever seen, about like the 12-year-old flapper in the Marjorie May booklet from 1935. Maybe the Tampax people used clip-art drawings, common in those days. But they look wildly wrong.

See a different Accent on you . . . (1970-80s?), "it's time you knew . . .," and Tampax Satin Learner's Kit (for menstruation), 2001, in 3 languages.

Back cover, below
Each page measures 4 7/8" x 7" (about 12.3 x 17.8 cm).
 Front cover, below

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