See more ads for teenagers.
See a Polish ad for Libresse and a Dutch bus-stop ad, 2006 - See a very early Tampax.
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine - a list of books and articles about menstruation - videos
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
Email the museum |
Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Birth control and religion |
Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation & menopause (& reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
Feminine napkin, towel, pad directory |
Founder/director biography |
Gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux |
Humor |
Huts |
Links |
Masturbation |
Media coverage of MUM |
Menarche booklets for girls and parents |
Miscellaneous |
Museum future |
Norwegian menstruation exhibit |
Odor |
Olor |
Pad, towel, napkin directory |
Patent medicine |
Poetry directory |
Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
Menstrual products safety |
Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
Slapping, menstrual |
Sponges |
Synchrony |
Tampon directory |
Early tampons |
Teen ads directory |
Tour of the former museum (video) |
Towel, pad, sanitary napkin directory |
Underpants & panties directory |
Videos, films directory |
Words and expressions about menstruation |
Would you stop menstruating if you could? |
What did women do about menstruation in the past? |
Washable pads |
Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
The erstwhile physical museum. Cartoon strip visit.

Ad for Always menstrual pads, The Netherlands
In the instore magazine Dirk of the supermarket chain
Dirk van den Broek
November 2015

Do you worry about leaking menses? Always always has and so has
everyone else. After all, what's menstrual protection for?

But sometimes women have said, The hell with it and just let loose!
There are many reasons but here are a few.

The woman holding her shoes below wears white, the standard
ad motif for See, it doesn't leak!

The Dutch donor of the ad commented,
As you can see there is no more fall or winter, it is always spring or
summer. One of the girls has no shoes! But November was also one of the
warmest months here in Europe.
Global warming?

The Dutch donor of so many items (for example) and scans to this museum
contributed this scan. Many thanks again!
Below: The donor didn't send the page measurements.
Note that the text on the two products, below right,
is English, not Dutch.
The translation below is a combination of the Dutch contributor's and mine (Harry Finley's).

5 o'clock in the morning? I decide when the night ends, not my period.

New Always Ultra.
Up to 100% protection
from leaks. [Note that they don't claim 100%.]

With new Always Ultra you can party till dawn.
The ultra -absorbent gel core absorbs fluid and does not leak. Stay at home and miss the best moments? No way! Also available in panty liners.

[Far left] Fresh - Protective

[Text running up the right side] Improved core with more absorbent gel.
See another Dutch Always ad, a Polish ad for Libresse, a Dutch Libresse bus-stop ad and some ads for teenagers.

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