See a 3-D Dr White's ad, an ad contest for Dr White's and wearing Dr White's with a thong. And a penis-tampon ad (they finally yielded to the temptation).
More humor in advertising: Simplicity Freedom ads (British): September 1990 - May 1991 - October 1991 - Freedom Confetti (French): October 1990 - box of Freedom tampons (German): 1991
More Lil-lets tampons, box and instructions, from South Africa, 1978 - ad, U.K., 1976/77 - ad, "How to make a packet of tampons disappear," U.K., 1988
Many Kotex and other ads.
See also Menstrual Humor
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
Email the museum |
Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Birth control and religion |
Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation & menopause (& reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
Feminine napkin, towel, pad directory |
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, towel, napkin directory |
Patent medicine |
Poetry directory |
Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
Menstrual products safety |
Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
Slapping, menstrual |
Sponges |
Synchrony |
Tampon directory |
Early tampons |
Teen ads directory |
Tour of the former museum (video) |
Towel, pad, sanitary napkin directory |
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 |
Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Potpourri of tampon and menstrual towel (pad)
ads from the United Kingdom
Dr[.] White's (date? publication?)

British advertising for menstrual products can be very funny. An official from the company that made Tampax visited the museum when it was in my house and mentioned that it would soon make more amusing ads - and it did just that.

But the ads on the following pages, if hot hilarious (see the list at left for those), sometimes give a different slant on the topic. Enjoy!

I thank very much the contributor from the U.K.!

See another two-page Dr White's ad, with moons yet, and showing its advantage with thongs..

And here's a contest to make an ad for Dr White's pads.

(See a non-menstrual funny ad on the back of a Dr White's ad, just to see how much humor there is in some British publications.)

Below: Using a bus to show "coming back" is brilliant, made more so by the woman's backward gaze.
See another "coming back" ad.
Date and publication unknown.

NEXT | U.K. Potpourri beginning (Dr White's bus - Dr White's dancing - Lil-lets tampons school - Dr. White's band - Kotex Simplicity bicycle -
Kotex faces - Kotex New Freedom towel & pantie - Dr White's attic - Kotex Simplicity bike - Kotex Simplicity boat - 1973 Kotex New Freedom towel and pantie ad)  ||  See a 3-D Dr White's ad and an ad contest for Dr White's. And a penis-tampon ad.

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