See more Tampax items: 1938 ads, U.S.A., the Netherlands - "Are you sure I'll still be a virgin?" ad (Feb. 1990) - August 1965 ad (U.S.A.) - a sign advertising Tampax during World War II - the original patent - an instruction sheet from the 1930s - and some other early commercial tampons
British ad promoting Tampax with thongs, 1994 - another British Tampax ad, with nudity, 1992DIRECTORY of all topics
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
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Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Actress Susan Dey and two ads for Tampax menstrual tampons (below is ad #2; see #3)

Susan Dey, an American television (L.A. Law, The Partridge Family) and movie actress, was a teenage model, and appeared in the ads below probably in 1969 or 1970 for Tampax (magazines unknown). See more information and pictures of Dey.

An official of Tambrands, who visited MUM with her son and a member of the company advertising staff, was surprised to learn that Dey had once appeared in a Tampax ad - actually, at least three (see the first add here.)

By the way, this official, Dr. Iris Prager, the manager of North American education for the company, e-mailed me in November 2000 when I was preparing for a television debate, writing,
"You don't have to actually experience menstruation to understand how it works physiologically or to educate about it."

She was president-elect of the American Association for Health Education. Some people have said I could not run a museum or Web site about menstruation if I did not experience it myself (I'm male). Tambrands, before Procter & Gamble bought it, generously gave this museum many items from its archives. Then P&G gave even more!

Below is the second ad; see the third ad and the first one, on the main Dey page.
See more famous people in menstrual hygiene advertising: Carol Lynley - Lee Miller - Mary Lou Retton - Cathy Rigby - Cheryl Tiegs - Brenda Vaccaro

Many pictures, long download!

Above: Enlargements of Dey's face and
unmistakable mouth from the ad.




The right-hand ad text, above Dey's head, reads,
"My sunfish solo was not a total success."
The little silly!
Above and left: From its beginnings Tampax
has advertised the freedom its tampons bring. Tampax,
the first tampon with an applicator, is
still the best-selling tampon in the world.

See the third ad. See the first one, on the main Dey page.

NEXT famous woman - Carol Lynley - Lee Miller - Mary Lou Retton -
Cathy Rigby - Cheryl Tiegs - Brenda Vaccaro

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