Personal Hygiene for Women. Part 1 (US Navy, 1943)

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  • 8/08/2013 को प्रकाशित
  • This military training film outlines for the Navy enlisted woman the routines she must establish and the habits she must acquire to remain in the best physical condition for performing her assigned duties. Advice is given on diet, sleep, exercise, relaxation, posture, girdles, shoes and stockings, foot-strengthening exercises, foot care, care of shoes and clothing, bodily cleanliness, body odors, skin, hand, nail, and hair care, skin diseases, head and body lice, care of the teeth, constipation, reproductive system, the menstrual cycle and care of the body during menstruation, douching, and vaginal discharges. Women are shown properly performing the above hygienic routines. Shots include: women navy personnel at their various assigned duties. Animation and three dimensional models are used to illustrate some anatomical structures and functions.
    Produced by United States Navy Dept. Bureau of Aeronautics and United States Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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  • KayBeeWolf
    KayBeeWolf 5 महीने पहले

    The pain of mensuration is caused by the uterus squeezing the blood and mucous out that it cuts off blood to itself.

  • yoshi tink
    yoshi tink 8 महीने पहले

    Lol she said I was afraid it might be cancer! 😂 They did smoke lot back in the day though.

  • Northville Tunnels
    Northville Tunnels 8 महीने पहले


  • Gayle Elizabeth
    Gayle Elizabeth साल पहले +1

    ....”Here’s advice on the shampoo that you will need when you wash your hair ONCE EVERY ONE TO TWO WEEKS”... Holy Handbags, every two WEEKS?!?

  • The Lord hears the cry of the poor Clara

    Douche, absolute no no!

  • Nikki Hackborn
    Nikki Hackborn साल पहले +1

    Yeah, well deodorant powder on sanitary pads is no longer recommended because ovarian cancer.

  • Melissa Romero
    Melissa Romero साल पहले

    Maybe a little awkward for me to say ... but I found this to be very arousing lol!

  • Rhonda onna Pickett
    Rhonda onna Pickett 2 साल पहले

    Hi, how are you, I hope you are doing good! My name is Rhonda Pickett, I just relocated to Jackson, MS from Lansing, I know the navy tell them I said hello and join me I confined in them a couple years ago and asked for help Sir/ma'am I have some type of transmitter in me that being token out! I had some girls from Lansing that I went to Jr high school and somebody older Sir/ma'am I wanted to report them for hygeine problems sir these people smell so bad that they could kill a person and you can smell them across the country you have to check on this before they kill a person sir it's that bad I'm dying all they do is touch on me breath on me They smell like death Nateea Hodges/Maffet, Dawn wilson/boys Sheila Scates/Brown please help me escape these people!
    Thank you so much

  • Dreaming Dreamer
    Dreaming Dreamer 2 साल पहले

    This is mean, I know. But apparently you had to be seriously homely looking to join the navy back then! 😉

  • Beck Cetera
    Beck Cetera 2 साल पहले

    Literally more accurate and useful than most of today's education on this topic (including those who are commenting about "painful menstruation" and a "man explaining the reproductive system" - did you miss the rest of the thing he said? Does it matter if it was a man vs. a woman giving info.? When info. is accurate it doesn't matter who is saying it also this is from decades ago..)

  • SC Paris
    SC Paris 2 साल पहले

    Putting powder on your sanitary pad? Hello, ovarian cancer : (

  • A Person
    A Person 2 साल पहले

    "Regular sleep. A balanced diet. Exercise and relaxation" efficiency is not optimal.

  • Deborah Baca
    Deborah Baca 2 साल पहले

    MAGA (just an example of the good old days.)

  • intenselan
    intenselan 2 साल पहले +3

    "Menstruation shouldn't be painful". Neither should a hard kick to the testicles!

  • death2pc
    death2pc 2 साल पहले

    Ladies, always soap down and rinse that thang each mornin'. It's just that simple.

  • Pink-Perfection
    Pink-Perfection 2 साल पहले +1

    I love how these men are like, "Menstruation isn't painful unless something is seriously wrong!!" HAHAHAHA!!! Way to try to scare the living hell out of women who don't know any better! Periods hurt, it's just part of life! Yes, if it is blindingly painful you should get checked-out, but chances are they OB-GYN will say, "Take some ibuprofen for the pain, it should help!" and that's about it.
    And for all you young girls out there who don't know any better, NEVER douche unless instructed to by your OB-GYN!!! It forces bacteria into your uterus and can cause nasty, life-threatening infections. Plus, it can throw-off the PH-level of the vagina and cause it to smell REALLY bad, which will then make you want to douche more, which then creates a vicious cycle. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ; the only part of your genitals you should be cleaning is the vulva (everything on the outside), and always use soap-free cleansers to do that or else it will throw off the vaginal PH, not to mention sting like a MOFO!
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! I'm happy to help, and very knowledgeable! ^_^

  • Terrace Youth
    Terrace Youth 2 साल पहले

    All I care about is how fast can she run the 50? How many chin-ups can she do in 90 seconds? When your butt's hanging out there on the whim of the lull of a breeze, these are the kind of questions that you need to know....

  • Mrs. M
    Mrs. M 2 साल पहले

    Doctor Military: The original interrupting mansplainer.

  • Arabella Hille
    Arabella Hille 2 साल पहले

    so your suffering from fatigue, no no i don't want to hear what you have to say - i'm a man i'll tell you why - it's not our fault it's your's because you broke your habits.... wow just wow, mabey she was tired of their crap!

  • BewareTheIdes
    BewareTheIdes 2 साल पहले


    • Jessie Kaye
      Jessie Kaye 2 साल पहले +1

      How? This is basic knowledge. Except for the douching. Let me guess, feminist?

  • Julie Witt
    Julie Witt 2 साल पहले

    The doctor sounds a bit like Groucho Marx.

  • Beth G.
    Beth G. 2 साल पहले

    Not true about painful menstruation showing something is wrong. It's totally normal unfortunately.

  • francesgum
    francesgum 2 साल पहले

    "a shower, if available, is the best method for washing your hair"

  • Serenityafterall
    Serenityafterall 2 साल पहले +2

    I love the good ole black and white

  • bebetigre12
    bebetigre12 2 साल पहले

    Good advice on many things

  • curvyb5quar3
    curvyb5quar3 2 साल पहले

    How things have changed since this video

  • Spicy Sith
    Spicy Sith 2 साल पहले

    All those pink-hat wearers should watch this movie; maybe then they'll shower a couple times a year.

  • liebe
    liebe 2 साल पहले +3

    Dont rub your hair with a towel, especially that fast

  • Third Eye
    Third Eye 2 साल पहले

    Look what we non-military broads missed in life! No wonder we all smelled so bad. . . our civilian doctors weren't up to edicating us and we just could not figure it out for ourselves! So sad. Go NAVY!

  • Deanna
    Deanna 2 साल पहले +1

    My mother was a wave ❤️

  • Jennifer Ch
    Jennifer Ch 2 साल पहले +3

    It's sad that this is more informative on a women reproductive organs than sex education in today's schools

  • Rowan Chavez
    Rowan Chavez 2 साल पहले +7

    Honestly this video was ahead of it's time

  • Cay YENNE
    Cay YENNE 2 साल पहले

    sanitary pad requires sanitary belt and deodorizing powder when in menstruation.

  • Cay YENNE
    Cay YENNE 2 साल पहले

    kerosene and vinegar for lice treatment?

  • Chris
    Chris 2 साल पहले

    The physician's prescription forgot #4 "get in the kitchen and make me a sammich"

  • Hello Hi
    Hello Hi 2 साल पहले


  • Judas-Priest
    Judas-Priest 2 साल पहले +4

    The most effective protection against STDs is abstinence.

  • Adam S
    Adam S 2 साल पहले

    19:50 hell yeah give me that fur burger grandma

  • Moses yehudi
    Moses yehudi 2 साल पहले +7

    before feminism ruined women...

    • Cathy Bryant
      Cathy Bryant 9 महीने पहले

      If you think that feminism ruined women then you’re basically advocating slavery, brutality and ignorance. Therefore you are a terrible person.

  • Jellotuna
    Jellotuna 2 साल पहले

    Hey, Does my vagina stink? Ya, roommate...been meaning to tell you that. I thought man-splaining was ridiculous, but this
    guy nailed it.

  • Jellotuna
    Jellotuna 2 साल पहले

    What a lousy prescription. Gee, Thanks, Douche Bag.

  • DRsideburns
    DRsideburns 2 साल पहले +1

    it's 3am why am I watching this

  • Eric Johnston
    Eric Johnston 2 साल पहले +2

    The good old days.

  • jj3281
    jj3281 2 साल पहले +5

    This is better than the doctors nowadays....balanced lifestyle vs. pharma drugs. They even said in the film to stay away from medicines as they are dangerous

  • Menja H
    Menja H 2 साल पहले +5

    where is part 2?

  • j.denino57
    j.denino57 2 साल पहले +1

    disinformation about the position of the uterus causing menstrual cramps!

  • Ginger Durbin
    Ginger Durbin 2 साल पहले +6

    I can hear all feminists spewing venom. How dare a man tell a woman not to stink! It's her right!!

  • lost619
    lost619 2 साल पहले +1

    I will say though the posture thing was true! I suffer so badly with poor posture!

  • lost619
    lost619 2 साल पहले

    Some of this stuff XD

  • Bullshit Detector
    Bullshit Detector 2 साल पहले +4


  • iboney
    iboney 2 साल पहले +9

    Sadly, there are a great number of 21st century women who would benefit greatly from this.

  • MsZeldasaga
    MsZeldasaga 2 साल पहले +4

    Who else wants to have a collection of videos like these on tape?

  • Brianna Stornetta
    Brianna Stornetta 2 साल पहले +1

    This makes me laugh

  • Lori Antonacchio
    Lori Antonacchio 2 साल पहले +1

    how did women only wash their hair once a week (or even less!). I can't go a day without washing mine, granted I do have oily skin and hair but how did they go that long back then? Or did some women's hair look greasy? I just don't get it.....

    • Cathy Bryant
      Cathy Bryant 9 महीने पहले

      The shampoos and soaps were incredibly drying and harsh back then. Even the greasiest hair didn’t need daily washing. Also between washes, women with greasy hair were advised to rub in s ‘spirit tonic’ and then wipe it off, taking the grease with it.

    • nokomis mn
      nokomis mn 2 साल पहले +3

      Your hair may be excessively oily because you wash it so much. When you strip it of oil, the body adapts and produces more. The soap (shampoo) companies benefit.

  • Erica R
    Erica R 2 साल पहले

    who is washing their hair with kerosene?!

  • Erica R
    Erica R 2 साल पहले

    can ya'll believe this is narrated by a man?

  • pokemon mike
    pokemon mike 2 साल पहले +1

    im sure dumb trump would approve this advices to the women on military now hahahaha

  • Marilyn Willett
    Marilyn Willett 2 साल पहले

    cant imagine how sick a guy would be, to watch this.

  • RR Moyer
    RR Moyer 2 साल पहले

    I am happy that bc came out to either stop or cut the cycle in half.

  • Lorelei Lets Live Together
    Lorelei Lets Live Together 2 साल पहले +15

    Menstruation is plenty painful, and nine months of pregnancy followed by childbirth isn't all that comfortable either.

    • Jessie Kaye
      Jessie Kaye 2 साल पहले +3

      "I've never had pain, so it must be a myth" Lmao clearly youre the minority. Periods are painful.

    • MissMiserize
      MissMiserize 2 साल पहले

      Maybe for you, but I've rarely gotten pain in my 9 years of menstruating. Maybe for like 3 cycles. So saying menstruation is and should be painful is a myth.