Read the earlier versions: 1948, 1961
Read a Personal Products booklet for older girls, The Periodic Cycle (1938). See similar booklets on this site.
See also How shall I tell my daughter? and Personal Digest and read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940).
See a Kotex ad advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See ads for menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products (1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower ad, 1981)
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 |
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Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
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Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
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Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
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Dispensers |
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Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
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Founder/director biography |
Gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux |
Humor |
Huts |
Links |
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Media coverage of MUM |
Menarche booklets for girls and parents |
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Museum future |
Norwegian menstruation exhibit |
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Olor |
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Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
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Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
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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.

Very Personally Yours (Kotex, Kimberly-Clark Corporation)
puberty & menstruation booklet for girls, 1981, U.S.A.

This booklet is part of a series of Kotex puberty booklets (earlier versions: 1948, 1961); earlier series extended to the 1920s in America and elsewhere (for example Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday and As One Girl To Another). Kotex was not the only company that made them (see links to the left and above).

The booklets tended to become more informal as the years passed, probably reflecting their eras. Look at the boom box in the upper right corner of the cover; according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary the paired words entered English the same year as this booklet appeared, 1981.

See similar booklets on this site.

Below: Front cover (p. 1), which measures 6 x 8 1/2" (15.4 x 21.6 cm). The back cover (p. 24) is blank except for the number 281 in the lower left corner.
A bigger boom box sits below this cover.
Below: If you look to the far right of the girl's knuckles (right below her mouth) you'll see this name, KELLEY, on a line. I assume it's the artist. I'm glad the company let her/him get credit; this didn't happen often with artists in publications like this.

NEXT: cover/back cover 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23
Read the earlier versions: 1948, 1961 | See also How shall I tell my daughter? and Personal Digest and
read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940). Whole list of such booklets.

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