See a FAKE Tampax from Turkey.
Tampax Junior tampons, late 1930s-1940s
Tampax Satin Learner's Kit (for menstruation), 2001, in 3 languages
Instructions from Tampax about what to tell customers, 1936
See a French and American Tampax from 1938
Tampax "Educational Material on Menstruation," 1966
See a very early Tampax ad (1936) - a very early Tampax box and contents - more early commercial tampons
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine - a list of books and articles about menstruation - videos
See early tampons and a list of tampons on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
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

Tampax menstrual tampons educational folder for home economics teachers
"Coming of Age
" by Lawrence H. Mayers, M.D.
Early 1940s-1950s?, U.S.A.
Whole folder
Front cover

High schools usually taught girls classes in how to run a household: home economics. That included budgets, sewing, cooking, caring for children and ... sex education. (A sports coach often taught boys about sex. It wasn't as interesting as what boys learned on their own. I remember Coach Oleski referring to the menstrual period as MP as we stared into space or looked at our shoes.)

Tampax lent its tamponic hand by writing many guides for girls and teachers - like the one below. It was a way to tell girls and their teachers about tampons and, best of all, Tampax.

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

I thank the Dutch contributor of these and other scans and items to this museum!

Below:  Black & salmon cover. The Dutch contributor of the scans writes that the folder measures 213 x 280 mm,  "almost A4 [a paper measure used everywhere except North America]." That translates to about 8.4 x 11".
Apparently someone once folded the folder but not where it was supposed to be folded.

The uplifted eyes and slightest smile give her a spiritual look.
Next page | cover - p. 2 - p. 3 - p. 4 - p. 5 - p. 6 - p. 7 - p. 8
Instructions from Tampax about what to tell customers, 1936
See a French and American Tampax from 1938
Tampax "Educational Material on Menstruation," 1966

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