Tag: advertising


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Period Underwear

I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I found out that “period underwear” had taken on a new meaning! No longer is the term reserved for regular underwear that has become shark week underwear – whether due to staining, stretch, size, or maybe even pattern (note to self: add menstruation-themed underwear to wishlist).…Read more

Reading Between the (Panty) Lines

If you take me to a thrift store, within 30 seconds I will have located their vintage magazines and will be happily browsing. One of the best things about decades-old publications is that they are chock full of advertisements. Whether cheesy, funny, or cringe-worthy, it’s common to look at those old ads and think, “wow,…Read more

Period Pieces: Ushering in the Era of Disposables

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages.   There is so much fascinating stuff going on in this ad, I barely know where to start. This is one of the first…Read more

Period Pieces: Menstrual Pads, Personified

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. This 70s advertisement for New Freedom pads is truly the stuff of my nightmares. About the author of this post: Tracy Puhl is the…Read more

Period Pieces: 80s Ladies

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. Like this vintage Stayfree Deodorant Pads print ad, featuring gymnast Cathy Rigby: Do you think those girls in the background are more impressed…Read more