Kotex Feminine Hygiene of the Future

Feminine Hygiene for Lady Astronauts

I hate feminine hygiene ads. Modern ones are ridiculous and vintage ads are cringeworthy. But I discovered half of this ad on Pinterest today and I was so intrigued that something so epic was ever created and published in magazines that I had to find out more.

Kotex Lady Astronaut

This lady is fierce. She is an astronaut. She is a pioneer. She has fabulously styled hair. Ain’t no period gonna hold her back in her advancement in a male-dominated field.

And then I found the other half of the ad.

kotexlady2

Her friend is less adventurous: a DJ heading to spin some discs at a retro-future themed rave.

I understand why the first image is the most shared of this vintage two-page advertisement, with the courageous space-age styled astronaut and less repetitive use of the word “napkin”.

Click to view the full ad
kotex-ad-full-size

Source

The Retrofuturist

About the author

Tiffany is a science fiction writer and collector of artifacts from the future of the past. She wishes she had a robot to drive her hovercar. Read more...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.