More Tampax booklets: "Accent on you . .
." (1980) (1970-80s?)
Getting to Know Yourself (complete
booklet, 1962, Pursettes lubricated tampons, U.S.A.)
Tampax Satin Learner's Kit, 2001, in 3
languages: English. Booklet, pads & tampons
Trousse de l'étudiante French
Estuche de Aprendizaje Spanish
Tampax Junior tampons, late 1930s-1940s
Instructions from Tampax about what to tell customers, 1936
Tampax "Educational Material on Menstruation,"
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made
for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine
- a list of books and articles about menstruation
What did women do about menstruation in the
Q girls & boys A
Puberty booklet with questions & answers
for girl & boy teens (Tambrands, 1987, U.S.A.)
Explains menstruation, adolescence, personal care, exercise, tampons, menstrual
nutrition, TSS, skin care & it promotes Tampax Maxithins, panty shields,
Tampax and other menstrual products companies made booklets for girls
- and in the last few decades, for boys - since
at least the 1920s (see those on this site).
This booklet is typical of those and includes a questionnaire and offer
of a free pad and tampon with a postpaid envelope.
Tampax also boldly uses red, a color often
avoided like - well, like most girls would like to avoid menstruation!
But an ominous flower appears,
in a color that describes many women's feelings right before their period:
blue. The normally red flower has - thorns.
We all know that flowers are associated with
menstruation, don't we?
More Tampax booklets to the left and at the bottom of this page.
Below: Back (p. 40) & front (p. 1)
covers of the 5 1/8 x 7 1/8" (13.2 x 18.8 cm) booklet.
Copyright 2009 Harry Finley