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22 November 2011 @ 02:52 pm
I was flipping through a Women's Day magazine that my mother in law found, from October 1971. Found this ad!
pynki616pynki616 on November 22nd, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
sorry for the low quality pic. i took it with my ipod...
m03m on November 22nd, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
It's still interesting! But it would be nice to see a scan.
femininewearfemininewear on November 22nd, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
I've heard of the Tassaway brand before but it's great to see an advert. Thanks for sharing :-)
zombiebaitvampireborg on November 22nd, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
http://www.mum.org/CupTsway.htm <-- MUM has a page with some other ads, maybe you could send a copy to him.
wiesoauchimmer on November 22nd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
thank you for posting this. it's interesting to see that the image of the cup still struggles with the same "strangeness" so many years later...
Em: Purple // Full Moonemploding on November 22nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
1971? Wow, radical advertising for those days!
pynki616pynki616 on November 22nd, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
they had some interesting ads in that magazine. there was one for a bath product that was this whole story about a new step-mom who was going to win over her step-kids. it was hilarious. not quite sure how taking a bath in a certain product is going to help her win the kids affection....
queensneak83 on November 23rd, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
LOL good god that is hilarious. Although when you think about it, an ad working the "stepmom" angle was probably very a radical idea - it wouldn't be something that advertising companies can use prior to the 60's at the very least. Ah, people always look a little crazy when we look back in history. Let's hope that our granddaughter's generation will look at our tampon/pad ads and laugh too.
Liana: lunette dianatezliana on November 23rd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Interesting design. I wonder if the extra rings help with popping open?
norainonsundaynorainonsunday on November 23rd, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
That's very cool! Thanks for sharing.
crittercandy on November 23rd, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Interesting indeed!
Kai: 50IsntOldkuradi8 on November 23rd, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
My mother used these for a short while. The Tassaway was the "disposable" version of the Tassette. But like others, she figured out that she could wash and reuse it.

I found one in the medicine chest when I was about 12 and asked my mother about it. "It's for periods, do you want some?" "EEEEWWWW!!!!" flew from my lips faster than I could stop it. I always regretted that. I got my first cup on my 50th BD.

Mom's cup usage came to an end when she apparently said something about a leak before dashing off to the bathroom. Dad bellowed, "THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO REUSE THEM! YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN DANGER!"

Of course, we all know better now.
Lgonzalez1120lgonzalez1120 on November 23rd, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing. I find that many people are shocked to learn that menstrual cups have been around since the 1930s.

pikkewyntjie: victorpikkewyntjie on December 3rd, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
If you can get a better quality image, please consider posting it on the Vintage Ads LJ. Or even if you can't, post it anyway. That community LOVES this kind of thing! :)