Tour the former physical
Museum of Menstruation.
strip about the future museum.
Tampax Compak tampon ad
Seventeen magazine, September 1990
Tampax in your hand? NO WAY!
Plastic applicator? NO WAY!
Well, WAY to both of those
statements with Compak.
NO WAY the older one could fit in
the palm of your hand, and it had a
more environmentally friendly
cardboard applicator. Concealing the
tampon by getting rid of the
applicator was a selling
point with Pursettes. (But it
probably yielded to pressure to
later add an applicator.)
American and many European
notably), but also Pursettes
from around a decade or three before
Compak were small because
they lacked applicators.
crowed that it was the first to
offer plastic applicators, an
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