See an ad for this booklet.
See covers of Growing Up and Liking It booklets - ads for teenagers
Read most of a 1928 Australian edition of the Kotex booklet Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, and read three mid-1930s booklets by Kotex, including a much-changed version of Marjorie May's twelfth Birthday.
Read Lynn Peril's series about these and similar booklets! And see covers of the booklets How shall I tell my daughter?, Growing up and liking it, and Personal Digest
Read the whole menarche booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940).
o.b. ads
Dutch (1959) - German (1970s) - German nude (1970s) - French (1989)
Read a Personal Products booklet for older girls from about this time, The Periodic Cycle (1938). See similar booklets on this site.
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine - a list of books and articles about menstruation - videos
What did American and European women use in the past for menstruation?
See also How shall I tell my daughter? and Personal Digest and read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940).
See a Kotex ad advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products (1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower ad, 1981)
See also the booklets How shall I tell my daughter? (Modess, various dates), and Growing up and liking it (Modess, various dates)
And read Lynn Peril's series about these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably identical to the American edition.
Is this the first Tampax tampon? Go to Early Commercial Tampons
Other early commercial tampons - Main Tampax patent - Ad from 1936 - World War II Tampax sign
More ads for teens (see also introductory page for teenage advertising): Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and Quest napkin powder, 1948, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts, 1964, U.S.A.), Freedom (1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons and a list of tampon 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:
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.


Call Your Congressman About the Proposed Tampon Safety and Research Act! Here's How and Why.

Howard Stern Grills MUM Director

Talk show host Howard Stern interviewed me about this museum yesterday morning on his radio program for almost a half hour, and I think he was impressed! Well, at least at one point he said he found it interesting.

And after preparing for some tough questions, he was gentle with me.

We talked about Martha McClintock, Judy Chicago, your MUM, why I created such a strange museum, and many less intellectual topics. You know Howard Stern. Four callers posed questions.

Twenty-eight minutes felt like five, and I can't remember most of it!

I have spent many of the past twenty-four hours answering the deluge of e-mail from listeners, most of it very positive. I hope this excuses the delay in putting this update up, and for making it so short. I'll publish some interesting letters next this coming Sunday, 11 May. I'm worn out!

While sitting in my living room talking with Howard - hey, we're on a first-name basis now, folks! - on the phone, and scratching the Distinguished Service Institutional Albert Lasker Memorial Pouncer at the Museum of Menstruation (scroll to the bottom of this page), a video crew filmed me for an appearance on his television show. My radio talk would be combined with a video tour of the museum, which the crew shot after I got off the phone, and which occasionally runs late at night.

I'll have more for you next week.

Santa Monica Press, Which Published Offbeat Museums, Creates a Web Site

This museum has a spot in the neat book Offbeat Museums, and Mike, from that California press, tells me that they are now on the Web, at

New this week: A Note from Germany (cartoon and Agevis pain medicine) - DIRECTORY OF OTHER TOPICS

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