See a real American douche set from the 1920s.
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 menstrual pain
pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol
booklet (selections), 1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream ad,
1926 (U.S.A.) - Myzone
menstrual pain pill, 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 ad, 1928 (U.S.A.)
Vaginal hygiene in
The Intimate Side of a
Woman's Life, by Leona W. Chalmers
(1937, Pioneer Publications, Inc., Radio City,
New York), with photo of American bulb syringe
from the 1960s or 1970s.
THE MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S
Tampax ad, France
20 Ans magazine
je vis comme j'ai envie"
Do you think plastic
tampon applicators populate the
Pacific garbage patch, an
enormous collection of sludge and
debris in the North Pacific Ocean?
Do Catholics celebrate Easter?
Not only in the North Pacific but everywhere
we find plastic remnants of our recent
civilization trashing up our world.
Plastic tampon applicators wash up on
beaches on America's coasts and probably
At least by 1975 Playtex
boasted (to dealers) that it was the
first tampon using a plastic
applicator (and see Soft
Shape from Procter & Gamble,
1968). At first it sounded like a good
idea - the same announcement to dealers
claimed it was the first with a
deodorant, the first on
national television, and the
first with the rounded tip "gentle
glide" applicator. The Tampax in this ad
also has a rounded tip.
Rounded tips are a good idea.
Think of what women had to go through
with these early tampons: the gauze
covered (NO applicator) fax,
and flat-ended Fibs,
both from Kimberly Clark, maker of
Look how the woman places her foot on
the, um - rack? Chairs? It
imitates drawings we sometimes find in
about how to insert a company's 'pon. I
hope she waited till she got home.
At least one American tampon has shouted
its protection of women's "daintiness,"
protecting clothing and herself as in
this ad - as a matter of fact, Daints
did decades ago! "For the woman of
See a narrow-column
French Tampax ad from the 1960s-70s.
Tampax gave more technical advice
in its 1950s Bulletins
and Dr. Dickinson discussed the
advantages of tampons over pads in
his 1945 report.
The ad measures 8 1/4 x 11" (21 x 27.9
|"With Tampax I live as I
Do everything with passion, clothes,
studies, projects: that's us!
Live to the limit as you desire every
day: that's us with Tampax. Because
Tampax with its plastic applicator was
designed for girls like us.
With the plastic applicator it's even
The plastic applicator is above all a
question of comfort. It's smooth with a
It allows the tampon to gently slide in
place. Quickly it expands in length and
width to adjust to our body. Tampax is
incomparable in comfort. Tampax assures
discretion and security through a choice
of absorptions responding to your
needs. Comfort, security, discretion:
yes, certainly, to live the way you want
it's Tampax and no other!
Ask for the Mini-Guide Tampax to
learn more. The cycle, first periods,
hygiene: everything's in this Mini
Guide. What's more,
Tampax will send you free a box of 4
regular tampons. Fill
out the form and return it to ....
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