“Feminine hygiene” is the special term used for those “special” girl products that we need once a month. We all know the truth about douches now, but the ’70s and ’80s were a special time when “douching” was (apparently) a bond between mother and daughter that could not be broken. These 10 vintage feminine hygiene ads about douching, itching, and having your period just show how awkward society feels about its “lady parts”.
They’re all super hilarious to watch, but we’re definitely suspicious of anyone trying to sell the idea that vaginas are dirty.
The perfect sailing conversation. How did her mom know what she meant by the phrase “not so fresh” without any context at all?
What a strange way to start a conversation while you’re sewing with your BFF.
I don’t know why she needs to “feel clean”? What does that even mean? Does she feel dirty just because she has a hoo-haa?
Why is this conversation happening before a bike ride? Why is she so serious? This is very intense.
The feminine napkins of the FUTURE.
For a “naturally clean feeling”? You know, more natural than the naturally self-cleaning vagina you were born with.
We’re loving the business woman theme here, though I am confident about my vagina, I don’t think my vagina is where I get my confidence.
All the good times . . . you had those feminine napkins. This song FRIGHTENS me.
I don’t know how a tampon is a source of one’s “femininity” more than the unique female experience of menstruating, but sure…
I don’t think my vagina should feel like a “subtle breeze that takes you by surprise”.
What do you think of these ads? Are they just out of date? Are they a little bit sexist? Let us know in the comments!