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.

The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

Letters to your MUM

Store your menstrual blood for future use for stem cells at http://www.celle.com/about.aspx

Looking for collaborator in study about sexual functioning during menopause

I am proposing a longitudinal study based on a biopsychosocial model looking at sexual functioning during menopause. This project is designed to look at primarily social (relationship and lifestyle) factors that contribute to preservation of sexual functioning during the progression through menopause. The population will be African American (recruited in Pittsburgh), Hispanic (recruited in Santa Fe), and Caucasian (recruited from both sites) to examine variation based on race/ ethnicity, culture, and community.

Because of limited work looking at racial and ethnic differences especially during the progression through menopause, we proposed conducting focus groups (and are also adding individual interviews also based on reviewer comments) to make sure that the longitudinal questionnaires addressed the majority of domains important to mid-life women. Currently Ellen Olshansky, whose work has been in the area of infertility and branching into the experience of menopause in women who were previously infertile, is working on the qualitative component. We are looking to add a collaborator with content expertise in sexuality, preferably during menopause, and racial/ ethnic/ sexuality variations.

The genesis of the project comes from my current career development award, which follows about 700 women (at this point) during menopause to look at the impact of menopause on quality of life as well as the current slant of the medical literature towards testosterone supplementation to improve sexual functioning during mid-life.

The proposal has been through a first review at NIH. It was scored, but not fundable. The reviewer comments were enthusiastic and addressable so I'm feeling good about eventual success.

Rachel Hess, MD, MSc

Center for Research on Health Care

230 McKee Place

Suite 600

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-692-2025 (office)

412-692-4838 (fax)


Kotex boxes in brown paper, washing hair, and being seen pregnant

I stumbled upon your site as a link from another site and spent more than an hour reading history (and being thankful I live in the modern era!).

I may have missed this on your site, but wanted to relate a memory I had going back to the early 50's when I was a young girl. The boxes of Kotex, etc. were wrapped in brown paper at the drug store when you purchased them to hide what you were buying. It was a shameful item to buy, I guess, made even more shameful by the fact you had to ask for them and have them wrapped. [Visitors to the museum in my house told me the same thing. Read early reports of embarrassment in buying menstrual pads.]

Also, and again you might have a topic like this on your site that I missed, is old wives tales connected to menstruation. My mother would NOT let me wash my hair or take a sit down bath during menstruation. Supposedly, the water would make you sterile. [Booklets companies made for girls often discuss this.]

As an aside (menstruation is obviously related to pregnancy), I also remember my mother saying that she was glad I was born in November ('45) so she could hide her pregnancy under a coat. Apparently, if a couple walked down the street and she was obviously pregnant, the guys would hoot at the husband. It meant he had got "some." My father was in the military, so don't know if this was a military town thing or not. [My mom was mortified when we kids saw a picture of her standing next to my military father among the tourists at Mt. Vernon; she was visibly pregnant. Maybe it was a military thing.]


Goods 4 Girls project:


Donate washable pads to girls in Africa.

Do menstrual cups (more about them) relieve menstrual pain?

Hi there,

I run Femmecup, a company that manufactures and retails menstrual cups. I have for a long time heard stories about menstrual cups alleviating period pains and wanted to perhaps add a comment or reference your website? I noticed that no one has tried/recommended this as a remedy yet.

I have had comments from ladies who have bought Femmecup saying that their cramps have totally gone, how it works I am not sure but am researching this at the moment.

Anyhow here is a quote from a happy customer and maybe you could add something to your site? It may just help someone one day.

"I just wanted to say I'm so happy I went to the Clothes Show Live in December 07, because I bought my Femmecup. I'm always willing to try anything and particularly as this small device would lessen cramps, save me money and help the environment. For the last 2.5 years I have suffered from severe cramps (a fact of getting older I'm told) and took very strong painkillers for 1-2 days each month. WOW, I am now using my Femmecup for the second time and NO painkillers yet again! No leaks either and far less mess and hassle than using towels and tampons. I am spreading the word . . . "

Thanks very much in advance.

Kind regards,

Kate Selby

Femmecup Ltd
PO Box 9963, Harlow
Essex, CM20 9EU, UK
0044 1279 329307
0044 7748 757471

She understands why there needs to be a REAL MUM

Hi there,

Just wanted to let you know that I think your museum is amazing in so many ways. The fact that you're open minded enough (or 'shameless' enough? Well, good! - this is no easy thing, and if that whole bit about those with strength walking alone is truth, then you must be Iron Man by now) - to put something like this together is amazing and needed. People need to know that women's bodies are part of history, if not more so because of the subservient role women traditionally play in most societies. Your museum points that out and fuels knowledge and education where usually there is fear and avoidance.

It's probably obvious which part of your web page I read right before writing this email to you, but it's true just the same, and while this is stuff you might already know, I think that this whole project is interesting and important enough to give my opinion on. I hope you're still able to open a museum-in-real life somewhere. I think it would also be interesting and important enough to catch the public eye. Good women rarely make history, and same goes for men - few of which dive into a history not based around things that are culturally accepted and understood. I'm glad you were curious and bold enough to give cultural reactions to the female body (and ultimately women) the respect and recognition deserved - and also for giving people who don't quite understand a feeling of discomfort. I mean, discomfort turns into discussion, which in turn becomes questions of 'why' - something that in this society we certainly have a shortage of.

Remember that what doesn't result in all-out fear creates change, and what does is only a product of having made a person question their own understanding of the world.

Thanks and hope everything is going well with your cats,

**** and (the no-longer-able to menstruate feline who lives with me,) Vendetta. [Great name for a cat!]

See the former museum in my house (1994-98) and my idea for a brick-and-mortar museum.

She likes The Keeper menstrual cup, suggests a way to change cups in a public restroom, and will probably buy one for her daughter

Wow - this site has me a little freaked - I never thought of a museum on the topic of menstruation, let alone one run by a guy. hmm

Anyway - I think it's all great, and I'm glad for it, because poor choices based on lack of info is completely absurd in this day and age. Ladies risking TSS is something I can't comprehend. The eww factor is beyond comprehension too, when you figure at least SOME of the women have GIVEN BIRTH!!! Get over the eww thing, having a baby is plenty messy with various bodily fluids - during conception, labor, and for at least a year after that, in my experience.

I bought my Keeper almost 10 years ago, after seeing an ad in a magazine for hikers and outdoor people. I was planning to hike the Appalachian Trail, and thought I would get it for the trip. Obviously, if you are on a trail for a month or more, what are you going to do with paper stuff, new or used? The critters will even pull up used toilet paper. Now seeing a rodent unburying a pad or tampon, that qualifies as eww!!!

Well, the Keeper showed up, I tried it out to make sure I "knew my gear" before getting out in the middle of nowhere, and I've been hooked ever since. I never did get to the hike (yet) but I have yet to buy any more paper products. And my daughter is 11 now, so I'll be buying another one, I guess. I'm glad I've seen other women's comments, because I never thought much about it. I guess she'll have to decide if it 'fits,' and I hope it does! I've had a leak here or there, but no more of a horror than I ever had with tampons or pads. The cost factor is awesome - I'm a heavy-med-light-off, wait, 2 more days of med-light!! girl, so I used to have to waste a couple of days of pads on the off-wait interval, so I didn't get caught unprepared, but it always made me mad to use and toss expensive, essentially unused paper stuff every month. The Keeper is a set-it and forget-it. I can heartily recommend to anyone to at least give a try. (and not to totally freak anyone out, but when I have to check on the cup in a public stall, the easiest method is to go before you need to pee, but with a bit in your bladder, pull the Keeper, tip it out, pee in the cup to rinse it out, and yes, you pee on your fingers, and urine is sterile - possibly cleaner than the water you are washing with!! - and by the time you replace the cup, wipe with a bit of toilet paper and all, your fingers are OK to go to the sink and wash. I mean, ladies wash after anyway, so what's the big deal? (not that you, gentle director, don't - but studies show women wash more predictably:-))

Good work, best of luck to you.

(December 2007)


1-2 year new position available at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, a vibrant multidisciplinary research center at Indiana University. Responsibilities include research initiation and collaboration on several projects involving sexual health and methods (approximately 80%) and assessment/treatment (20%) of individuals and couples with a broad array of sexual complaints and relationship distress.

Qualifications: Ph.D. and internship from APA-accredited program; strengths in research skills and clinical knowledge. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to excellence through diversity. Please send CV and three letters of reference by March 1, 2008 to Julia R. Heiman, Ph.D., Director, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 313, 1165 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405, or email jheiman@indiana.edu

She's collecting older women's stories about menstruation.

Kimbrey Pierce, a college student from southern Maryland (U.S.A.), has a terrific idea about finding out what older women (as old as possible) today can report about their experiences. She suggests visiting nursing homes or similar. She writes, in part:

People could email me the stories at


In particular, I am interested in stories about first menstruations, family stories of menstruation, stories about experiencing menstruation in the past, and the experience of first periods. These stories could include the following details:

how prepared you were
where you were
your emotional experience and reaction
actions you took
people you turned to for help
reaction of friends and family advice you were given

Also, if the reader has a negative reaction to seeing this, why they would feel uncomfortable sharing their story? I know my mom won't share her story with me, she feels like it's a personal "body issue" but her sister, my aunt, had no problem discussing it with me.

Please contribute before these stories are lost!

Register for "In the Flow: Embracing the Cycles of Womanhood" Sept 29, 2007, In San Francisco.

"The key to a woman's health and well-being lies in knowing her body and its natural rhythms. Understanding her hormones, and how they influence her reality, is the birthright of very woman and girl. She is equally entitled to feel positively about her body." Ashley Ross, RWF Member and Co-Founder of Life Cycles

Join The Red Web Foundation Saturday, September 29 for "In the Flow: Embracing the Cycles of Womanhood"  held at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The day is designed for girls eleven and up, teens, women, mothers and grandmothers who want a positive relationship with their menstrual cycle; have a healthful peri-menopause; and create new family traditions. There are 18 workshops with 6 focus tracks: Mother/Daughter, Observing Cycles-Yours and Nature's, Menopause, Cultural Experiences, and Celebrate Your Body. 

"When Black Jewel Girl Comes Running -- Mother-Lines of Spirit and Flesh" is the keynote by critically-acclaimed author Carol Lee Flinders PhD.

She may best be known as co author of Laurel's Kitchen. Her newest book is entitledEnduring Lives: Portraits of Women and Faith in Action. The four featured women are Jane Goodall, Etty Hillesum, Tenzin Palmo and Sister Helen Prejean.

To register or more information please go to


Lunch is included in registration 

Student $35

General Registration  $60, 

First daughter  $20, each additional daughter  $15

Menstruation, brothels and contraception taboo in museums

What a great museum. I am writing an essay on museums and brothels. Why they aren't exhibited in museums. One reason given by the scholars who wrote the article that I have to use said that museums won't touch menstruation and contraception. "Sex is a notoriously sensitive subject. It forms part of a triumvirate of especially taboo topics associated with intimate aspects of women's bodies, the other two being menstruation and contraception. Museum curators, naturally wary of offending the public, tend to steer clear of such subjects." RUBBISH I thought. I am studying to be a museum curator.

What is taboo about menstruation and contraception? I thought. How stupid. Millions, billions of women are using and doing both every day.

Maybe the curators use brothels and don't want their wives to know.

So I checked the web and guess what, a museum of menstruation. Thank goodness a curator who will deal with 'real' subjects.

[There IS a museum of contraception at Case Western Reserve University and I DID once have a real museum of menstruation in my house. But brothels . . . . (September 2007)

Belts and pads still used in India

An Indian writes that menstrual belts and pads are available in India from Johnson & Johnson and called Carefree and Helena. Older women still use them but the young mostly switched to ultrathin pads after 2000. (September 2007)

See two efforts (here and here) to get poor Indian women to make their own pads rather than bleed into their clothing.

A high school social studies teacher shares her lesson called
From Bullets to Blood: Military Technology and its Impact on Civilian Life
It involves some images from this museum.

Mr. Finley,

This email is much too long over due. Below please find the link to the unit I wrote in 2005 about the history of the technology behind feminine hygiene products.

It was a big success and I wound up presenting it at a few conferences. I have used parts of the unit in my own classroom as have a few other history teachers at my school. My students are always floored when I mention anything to do with menstruation (which I do quite often) but I am happy to report that many enjoy the lessons, if only because it's more "under the table" history that is certainly not included in their textbooks.


Again, thank you so very much for permission to use the info from MUM and please feel free to post the link on the MUM website should you find it worthy.



Social Studies Department

**** High School

E-mailer praises this museum

It's been a long time since I've written you . . . . MUM has certainly grown! I was wondering if some grad student at [a university] couldn't get some grant money to organize your website and catalog things in preparation for the day when MUM is once again a brick and mortar operation.

I hope that your detractors don't discourage you. I was shocked to read the bit about someone actually killing one of your cats. When did that happen? How horrible!

My own opinion of you is that you have been a great blessing to all of us, and to women as a whole, as you have de-mystified menstruation and shown it, and women, respect.


Where did Kotex REALLY get its name?

I have (tenuous) associations with Kotex on both sides of the family: My father went to school with the reputed heir to the Kotex fortune, Rich Kotite (no wonder he became a football coach when he grew up!) and my mom says her mom worked in a Kotex factory. According to family lore, the wartime predecessor of the Kotex pad was not a noble bandage or wound dressing, as the ads on your site would lead one to believe, but a swab for cleaning a particular gauge firearm. Also, the "COtton-like TEXture" balderdash [same link, enlarged words] is probably an etymology invented by ad copywriters. I imagine that Kotite's dad was probably torn between the competing urges to name something after himself, and distance himself from the taboos associated with it.

Of course, this is more folklore than history. If you find archival evidence to substantiate the above, please report it on your site! [Anyone have proof? Write me.]

Are you a woman who gets headaches? Read on!

An Internet-Based Diary Study of Women with Migraines

This study explores the experience of women (aged 18-55) who have headaches. It is not necessary to have a diagnosis of migraines, because women will be screened to see if any of their headaches meet migraine criteria. The purpose of the study is to increase our understanding of factors that trigger headaches, and the symptoms that women sometimes have before headaches start. The study will recruit about 100 women.

Each woman will complete a standard health history form and a series of short daily diary pages. The health history and the daily diary pages are accessed completely by Internet at the study web site.

When the study is over, a researcher will talk with women about the experience of being in the study. At this time, we will also answer questions women might have about their headaches, and we will provide any information from our preliminary data analysis that might be helpful to the individual woman.

The study is funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is supported by both Georgia State University and Emory University. This is the fourth in a series of studies that we are conducting on women and migraines.

If you think you might be interested in participating in this study, and learning more about your headache patterns and triggers, please visit our web site at:


The study's Principal Investigator is Margaret (Peggy) Moloney, RN, PhD. She is an associate professor of nursing at Georgia State University.

Margaret Moloney, RN, PhD, ANP
Associate Professor
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing
Georgia State University
PO Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30303-4019

Two e-mails about menstrual cups: Lunette, The Keeper, Diva

Museum of Menstruation (USA)

Dear Mr Finley,

I read your entire history of menstrual cups with avid interest.

A few months ago a friend told me about menstrual cups, and gave me the website address for Diva Cup. I immediately bought one, and had no trouble using it whatsoever (I use a cap for contraception so found a cup easy to insert and take out).

I was so impressed I wanted to tell every woman about them. I couldn't believe that I did not know they existed until I was 40 years old.

Next I discovered Lunette, a European version (cup made in Finland). This cup has a couple of differences. It has been designed to be easier to clean. The pin holes that are difficult to clean out on the Diva Cup are larger on the Lunette cup and do not collect blood, and the tag is solid instead of hollow, and does not get bunged up either.

In the process of telling every woman that there is an alternative to disposable products, that is easy to use, environmentally friendly and healthier (I get less period pain than I did with tampons) I have been fortunate enough to be able to work with Lunette, and now distribute them in the UK.

So you know that I have a bias now due to my affiliation with Lunette. However, would you like a sample of the Lunette cup for your museum? If anyone has any queries about the Scandinavian version of the menstrual cup we would of course be very happy to answer their questions. Please email info@lunette.fi, or info.uk@lunette.fi for enquiries in English. The website address is www.lunettecup.com

Kind regards,

There are more modern cups available than just the Keeper, now. This article lists them:


I enjoyed your "exhibit" of the cups' history. I started using a Keeper 6 years ago, and have never looked back. I also have a 2 year old Diva Cup. I had a baby 4 months ago, and now need to by the larger size for after childbirth.I used pads for after the birth, and it refreshed my memory of why I searched for and found a better alternative!

[I'm behind in updating the MUM section on cups.]

Her French cousin used a hotel towel for a menstrual pad

In the early 1970s my French cousin came to stay with my family in London. She came from a small spa town in a semi-rural community in Southern France where she worked at a fairly posh hotel. One morning, I came down for breakfast to find my Mum drying what looked like a child's terry towelling nappy in front of the oven. It was actually an off-cut of a old hotel towel.

To my raised eyebrows my Mum explained that my cousin used these napkins for her period as her mother had done before her. I have to say I was mortified and horrified in equal measure. Surely my cousin knew better? I did (I was already using tampons as a young teenager). I never saw my French relatives in quite the same light again! [See an Italian terry cloth menstrual pad.]


June 2007

Refreshing Film for Preteens

Contact: Ada Babino/ Camille Holder-Brown (202)232-3400 / (347)661-7179.
Email: ABabino@aol.com or aperiodpiece@gmail.com

New York City - Cinémomma Pictures new release, "A Period Piece" (Film/Comedy 20min, 2005), by emerging independent filmmaker Camille Holder-Brown will be available on DVD in June at the www.cinemomma.com website. This lighthearted coming-of-age film focuses on puberty ­ a subject often neglected and in need of more positive communications. "A Period Piece" will also have a limited theatrical release in select cities and is available for private screenings at schools and other venues. Tune into the Cinemomma Pictures website for more information and updates about the film and filmmaker.

After winning Best Film at Howard University's Paul Robeson Awards in April 2007, "A Period Piece" made its national broadcast premier on Black Entertainment Television Jazz Channel's (BETJ) program called "Best Shorts." As part of this best short film competition, audiences could vote online for their favorite short. It has screened in over 20 film festivals including the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Cinewoman Screening Series in New York City.

The film takes us on a journey with 11-year-old Sionne, played by newcomer Tweetie Lincoln as she tries to somehow avoid the inevitable of starting her menstrual cycle. Health class reproductive films, classmate period testimonials, and even "tampon hypnosis" can't change her faith of crossing over to adolescence.

"Whether you are a young girl or a grown woman, you will completely be taken back to that nostalgic first period experience," comments Ms. Holder-Brown. This film talks about the things no one wants to talk about, but first she makes us laugh out loud. It is a great tool to open up communication between pre-teens and matriarchs. "I made this film to be shown in the schools, girls groups and organizations, especially for young girls," she commented.

Camille Holder-Brown was recently recognized, along with Radio One's Cathy Hughes at the Paul Robeson Awards in Washington, D.C. She has won at Best Student film awards and has also had her work shown on BCAT in Brooklyn, NY. Teen Voices and Black press have also interviewed and written about her. The film has also premiered at her hometown middle school in Florida, then went on to be screened at Harlem Children's Zone, and at Women's Health Conference.

Originally from Daytona Beach, filmmaker Camille Holder-Brown, a Howard University alumna, based this film on her life. However, she fuses her anthropology training from the University of Miami with over ten years in the film industry to make a film that has soul and authenticity. She has worked for filmmakers Spike Lee and Haile Gerima, and now she steps out to make a cathartic films about being a woman, a wife, and mother of two, all at the tender age of 28. She has moved to pre-production for her first feature-length documentary on parenting, starring her eccentric family. Speaking engagements are available at http://www.blackfilmmakers.net or contact info@cinemamma.com or aperiodpiece@gmail.com.

"Thanks for having the vision and courage"


I am just writing to express my gratitude for the well maintained site you have. I am currently writing my thesis about the cultural construction of menstruation through magazine advertisements and magazine articles. While I haven't even looked through half of the site, what I have looked at so far has been very interesting and very useful.

Thanks for having the vision and courage to undertake this project!



Poll: "Would you try a cup similar to the Instead if there was a way to prevent the messy removal?" Open a pdf file (thanks to a reader!) or see a PowerPoint presentation about this (click on the downloaded file to open it; it won't open automatically).
E-mail your opinion and I'll forward it to the patent-pending holder (below). Read what the inventor wrote:


My name is Shonta Gooch I have a patent-pending idea that I'd like to take a poll on.

I know that many women have used and like the Instead disposable cup but have the same problem as I did with removal.  I figured that if the cup could somehow non-directly absorb the fluids without interfering with the normal vaginal moisture they would be a smash.  So I created a vaginal discharge cup with an absorbent lining. 

My Poll Question:

Would you try a cup similar to the instead if there was a way to prevent the messy removal?

No tax on tampons!

Hello Mr Finley,

I really like your website and I would like to bring to your attention of my myspace http://www.myspace.com/bantaxontampons. Please check it out and tell me what you think.

I have your MUM link in my blog and wondering if you could possibly put a link of my website on yours since they are both related to the same topic.

Thank you for you time!!


Hi, Harry!

How exciting to finally be writing to you. You and your site have been such an inspiration to me and my business partners as we have been involved in the development of our new menstrual product the last three years. I'm proud to write to tell you we are ready to launch CodeRED!

The CodeRED Starter's Kit is our first-born! It is for young girls getting ready to begin having periods and all the supplies included in it are made from organic cottons and are biodegradable. Our printing is done on recycled papers with soy inks and all our manufacturing is fair labor/wage. In addition to supplies and support items, each kit contains an informative guide called "All Things Period."

We hope to have our CodeRED pads and tampons available for on-shelf sales before the end of the year.

We are excited about the CodeRED line and want to share it with you in the hope that you will give us feedback and critiques. We also hope you will help us get the word out about this new alternative for women.

Our website is: fanciepants.com

I look forward to your feedback.


Ellen Fenter

Kotex Security Tampons: "plastic applicator for sensitive labial lips to get stuck in"

First, let me say how much I love your site. Very interesting, and funny as well.

I notice that there is no mention of Kotex Security Tampons (at least, none that I have found).  It was the first tampon I used as a teenager, used it for years, and I am wondering its history.you can still purchase them today, plastic applicator and all.

Since growing up, I have switched to o.b tampons. Why? Well, they perform much, MUCH better, fit in my purse or pocket or even in the palm of my hand without betraying anything, come in an Ultra size (for those super-heavy flow days)but you want to know the selling point? No plastic applicator for sensitive labial lips to get stuck in.


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