See Quest sanitary napkin powder and Zero-Jel vaginal cream.
See a Modess True or False? ad in The American Girl magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad (1955) - Modess . . . . because ads (many dates).
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.

The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
Original museum - comic strip

Ria panty pad (Slipeinlagen) ad
Germany, 1992
freundin (girlfriend) magazine, issue 13

Ria - which apparently is no longer sold in Germany but is through a Web site with the price in rupees - added this "fitted" pad after marketing a simpler design 12 years earlier. That one stuck an actual panty pad onto the advertisement in a German magazine, July 1980.

As in many other ads from other companies, Ria shows a naked woman, a practice common in Europe but not in America or other conservative countries.

Note the name "Hartmann," which is the probable maker of the first disposable German pad.

Below: The ad fills a page measuring 8 3/8 x 11" (21.3 x 27.9).
My translation

[Hartmann marketed what was possibly the first commercial disposable menstrual pad in Germany and maybe the world. Early ads.]

Fits the body

[(on the package): a word not in a 1958 German dictionary but probably entering the language later through commercial English.]

Panty pads that are shaped right.

"Menstrual hygiene that's fun!"schreit (screams, but in German) a camouflaged nude woman for Freedom pads and tampons in 1990. And Freedom's made by the American firm Kimberly-Clark, whose American-ad women wear clothes! 

 Quest sanitary napkin powder and Zero-Jel vaginal cream.

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