A lot of OTC yeast infection kits have the melty suppositories as well as external cream.
My friend was prescribed such melty things when her doctor wrongly diagnosed herpes as thrush. AGONISING PAIN apparently.
But these have no disinfectant odor! That's it, I'm picking up some vag-strips next time I'm at the gas station.
Yes we must kill germs in that dirty dirty vagina, and of course it must not have any sort of odor whatsoever, or else our husbands won't ever want to put their pristine penises into us! WHATEVER SHALL WE DOOOOO??

Sort of reminds me of the whole Lysol thing lol.
Seriously, did men have their version of this? 'Cause they sure don't smell like spring roses themselves.
Heresy! Men smell like MANLY MUSK OF MANLINESS, which of course one should be proud of. Men are supposed to be dirty! Women's parts otoh are all dark and dank and scary and gross.
Yeah, and these female deodorants can actually cause a chronic yeast infection if used for a prolonged period of time.
Which means MORE DEODORANT!! You wouldn't smell so bad if you were just CLEANER! Raaaaaaaaaaawr!

Crazy people, I tell ya.
That [probably] just helps keep them from becoming wanton and actually enjoying or wanting to have sex. They can remain aloof and pristine, as a woman properly should.
Yeah. That's what I said. Itchy vaginas [in my experience] don't tend to itch for sex. (And a really bad yeast infection will be more than just itchy.)
My most intimate marriage problem is fights about money. Someone I don't think disinfecting my hoohaw is going to help with that. sorry Norform!
well a money fight could start because the woman is spending so much keeping her hoohaw nice and clean and spring like fresh!
I think that, like the Lysol ads, these were code-speak for contraceptives. This booklet for Norforms from 1968 certainly implied they were a contraceptive while explicitly denying it. Note that the Comstock laws forbidding dispensing contraceptives was only struck down for married women in 1965 and was not struck down for single women until 1972.
That was my first thought - especially since this ad points out that it provides a "protective film that permits long-lasting protection".
I wondered about that, too. They do still sell something like that these days, a suppository that melts away, leaving a spermicidal film behind. Only good for one use, though, so the "long-lasting" part is debatable.
This little bit of advertising history is kind of thrilling to me. Thanks for letting me in on this. Heh. :)
If I am remembering correctly this product was still sold in the 80's and was marketed as a straight up contraceptive (spermicide I think).
Killing vaginal bacteria. This sounds like a yeast infection waiting to happen.
I always flashback to my reading of Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Tom Robbins whenever I see an ad like this. I picture cowgirl vigilantes storming the land shouting "VAGINAS ARE SELF-CLEANING ORGANS!" Or however that quote went.
The only germs in my vag are from the husband's nasty, filthy sperm. LOL
So what's up with vaginas? So high maintenance, according to advertising!