Menstruation Festival in Germany, 1988. One-sheet announcement in German with English translation. Possibly a commercial undertaking (for a dance teacher)

"Frauen gemeinsam," ("Common to women" comic strip), about menstrual sychronization, Germany, Brigitte magazine, 1992

"Single," (comic strip) the Netherlands, 31 October 2005, by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit

"Appears Monthly" ("Verschijnt maandeliks"), newspaper article about & one-page announcement of Dutch menstruation exhibit, 1982, with English translations

"Sylvia" (comic strip by Nicole Hollander, U.S.A.), about this museum (5 August 1995)

More miscellaneous

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.

Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health home
Former museum - future - visit to the museum comic strip

The newsletter of the Museum of Menstruation (MUM)
mid 1990s
3 issues

Below: Fall 1995 issue, pp. 7-8 (last pages)

Read the introduction to these newsletters.

Below: P. 7 of the Fall 1995 issue
Below: Page 8 (last) of the Fall 1995 issue.

When a local video crew for the BBC's The Sunday Morning Show in the U.K.
(see a quarter of the way down the page) shot a segment about this museum one cold
and dreary night, they insisted on first shooting toward my house on the front lawn
while a man waved a leafy tree branch in front of a spot light, creating a spooky shadow moving
across the house
How better to darken the mood of menstrual museum weirdness
than Halloween effects? That disappointed me. It pleased me even less when inside the museum
my interviewer popped a nasty question in front of the active camera. It must have
amused the sleepy telly viewers. Even Howard Stern didn't do that.

Luckily I no longer remember what the question was.

In Comments from Italy, near the bottom of the page: Prof. Pecorari mailed me
"Befleckte Weiblichkeit–Spuren tradierter Menstruationsmythen in der Werbung
für Produkte der weiblichen intimhygiene," ["Sullied femininity–traces of menstrual
myths in advertising for women's sanitary products"] by Dr. med. Jael Backe of the
Universitätsfrauenklinik Würzburg, Germany, published in Gynäkologisch-geburtshilfliche
Rundschau; 37:30-38. 1997
that included this impressive ad (bottom of page) for the German Camelia menstrual pad.
Last pages, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Catamenia: Summer 1995 (first 2 pages), Fall 1995 (all 8 pages), Summer 1996 (first 2 pages)


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