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Woman's Weekly / 23rd May 1969

Come on! Live a little! Stick some cotton up your vag! Not the most positive of messages, is it?

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Jamie on 20 February 2011 @ 7pm

Please, you have gay male readers. Don’t post stuff that makes us heave.

Tanya Jones on 20 February 2011 @ 7pm

My source material is women’s magazines, darling. Sanitary protection was bound to come up sooner or later, along with your dinner, it seems :)

Martin Fenton on 21 February 2011 @ 9pm

I know one person who avoids tampons wherever possible because of the reports of Toxic Shock Syndrome associated with their use at the time she started her periods.

Tanya Jones on 22 February 2011 @ 9pm

Oh, my friend’s mother was the same, and put my friend off using them. I read the warnings, and decided that the risk was pretty low. I also hated pads and was unlikely to be put off by something relatively rare anyway!

Martin Fenton on 22 February 2011 @ 9pm

Hmmm. There is that.

In our house, pads are called “tuppence pillows,” by the way. Stop me when I give away too much information!

Tanya Jones on 23 February 2011 @ 9pm

My nan used to refer to it as a ha’penny…

Martin Fenton on 23 February 2011 @ 9pm

That’s inflation for you!

Kif on 27 February 2011 @ 1am

Applicator? Applicator?! Christ on a bike.

Kif ;-)

Kif on 27 February 2011 @ 1am

Actually I remember the phrase “No Belts, No Pins, No Pads, No Odour” from Radio Luxembourg. As Tampax ads were not permitted on ITV then, as the ITA was prevented by the 1954 Television Act from allowing them, the makers used Radio Luxembourg a lot. (No UK Commercial Radio then) – and I remember that phrase *as a jingle*. – Tell Mumoss That!!!!! – Even as a 12 year old it made me incredulous. Glad I didn’t know about insertion applicators either. That would have been the last straw for a giggly schoolboy in 1964. I would never have seen women in the same light again.

Jamie on 27 February 2011 @ 12pm

And, Kif, I believe you didn’t.

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