See Midol, a competitor of Kurb.
Speaking of pain, see some Kotex nurses. And nurses make money selling tampons!
See the first Kotex ad (scroll down the page a bit).
See the Kotex Quest menstrual pad deodorant.
But read what really causes menstrual odor - you won't like it.
See also Australian douche ad (ca. 1900) - Fresca douche powder (U.S.A.) (date ?) - Kotique douche liquid ad, 1974 (U.S.A.) - Liasan (1) genital wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Liasan (2) genital wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Lysol douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Lysol douche liquid ad, 1948 (U.S.A.) - Marvel douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Midol menstrual pain pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol booklet (selections), 1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - Myzone menstrual pain pills ad, 1952 (Australia) - Pristeen genital spray ad, 1969 (U.S.A.) - Spalt pain tablets, 1936 (Germany) - Vionell genital spray ad, 1970, with Cheryl Tiegs (Germany) - Zonite douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.)
The Perils of Vaginal Douching (essay by Luci Capo Rome) - the odor pag
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | 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 directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | 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
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Kurb pain reliever from Kotex menstrual products
For "certain days" and "trying days"
Newspaper ads 1936-1961, U.S.A.

Midol menstrual pain reliever apparently started way before Kurb - the earliest Midol ad on MUM dates from 1911. The Kotex (Kimberly-Clark) brand lacked the frequent "x" sound at the end, like Kleenex.

You won't find the ingredients in the ads except for the last one, which promotes niacin, vitamin B3, which flushes the face. I wonder how its constituents compared with Midol, which also concealed what it was made of. Both tried to curb the pain.

I thank the industrious retired teacher and genealogist for sending these scans and many others!

Below: from Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Oct. 8, 1936.
They "lessen the perception of pain and distress." Interesting explanation.
Below: from The Oshkosh [Wisconsin] Northwestern, Nov. 5. 1936
See a 1930s box of Kotex.

Below: from the Appleton [Wisconsin] Post Crescent, March 19, 1937. Twenty-six years earlier Midol offered $100 to find them a slogan.
Below: from the Mansfield [Ohio] News Journal, April 21, 1938.




More Kurb ads

See Midol, a competitor of Kurb. More Kotex: Ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog) -
Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday

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