See a Tampax ad from the Netherlands, 1938. See a very early ad, 1936, U.S.A.
More Tampax items: First tampon with applicator (1931-33?) box, tampon, instructions - 1936: box, tampon, patent (with a short account of the invention of Tampax by Dr. Earle Haas, and of the first Tampax president, German immigrant Gertrude Tenderich), ad, instructions, dealer's instructions, dealers' advisory
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 ad, 1938 - 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) - Sterizol douche liquid ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - 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
More Midol: Midol booklet (selections), 1959, and Midol ad, 1938
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Tampax menstrual tampon ads, 1943(?) & 1956(?), U.S.A.
No belts, No pins, No pads, No odor

Tampax rode to the rescue, as did many other early tampon companies, in the mid 1930s to save women from menstrual belts and the pins that attached pads to them. Many similar ads appeared for decades.

See an early Tampax ad from the Netherlands , 1938. My guess is that Tampax was the first commercial tampon in Europe, although women had made their own for decades and probably longer.

Other tampons also trumpeted the lack of pins, etc.

See all tampon topics.

I thank the donor of many ads and booklets!

Below: The ad on the reverse is "and I promised Mom --," my copy having appeared in 1943. So that would place this ad about from that time. Publication unknown.
At the bottom of the ad it mentions a Regular Tampax (1938, front of box ), Junior Tampax (1939-40, box, tampon, instructions), and a Super Tampax (1939-40, front of box), which Tambrands kindly donated.
Below: "20 years ago" probably means 1936, when Tampax seems to have come on the market widely. That would date this ad to 1956 or maybe a little earlier. Publication unknown.

See all tampon topics. See "Are Vaginal Tampons Prejudicial to Health?" (Proof for a British Tampax ad, 1952) - Tampax brochure, Germany, probably early 1950s - a Tampax ad from the Netherlands, 1938. See a very early ad, 1936, U.S.A.
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