The douching scale of women’s progress

With all the slut-shaming and controversy over a woman’s right to basic healthcare dominating the news these days, it’s easy to be discouraged. So if you’re feeling down, here’s a quick pick-me-up: hey, at least we aren’t being shamed into douching with lysol anymore!

Apparently douching with lysol was a big thing. Mother Jones has collected some squirm-inducing vintage ads to remind us.

My favorite quote:

A man marries a woman because he loves her. So instead of blaming him if married love begins to cool, she should question herself. Is she truly trying to keep her husband and herself eager, happy married lovers? One most effective way to safeguard her dainty feminine allure is by practicing complete feminine hygiene.

And yes, you guessed it, “complete feminine hygiene” involves squirting lysol up your ladybits. For your man. Because otherwise you are selfish. [shudder]