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 page
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
"Monthly pain now relieved fast by Heat-Vitamin"
Newspaper ads 1936-1961, U.S.A.

See the first Kurb page.
I thank the industrious retired teacher and genealogist for sending these scans and many others!

Below: from the Appleton [Wisconsin] Post Crescent, April 4, 1940. Note that the ad had to explain what Tampax was even though it had been for sale for years. This was a big problem for all tampons in their first decade and beyond.
Below: from the Syracuse [New York] Herald Journal, April 17, 1941.
See sanitary belts here, Fibs tampons, a Kotex ad from 1942 and Quest "positive" powder for pads.
Below: from the Post Standard, Syracuse, New York, May 11, 1961. Niacin, vitamin B3, famously makes the user's face flush and feel hot in large-enough doses, a problem when trying to lower cholesterol with it since many people feel uncomfortable. I guess the company promoted this since it was like the heat-producing salves for arthritis, etc.
"Now doctors are astonished that, in 4 out of 5 cases, monthly pain subsides . . . ." Gee, you mean for decades Kurb didn't work very well?

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

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