WOMEN
05/24/2013 10:03 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Vintage Ad For Scott Tissues Claims Women Are 'More Susceptible' To Toilet Paper Troubles

Women are so delicate that they need special toilet paper, according to this vintage advertisement.

This Scott Tissues ad from a 1930 issue of Good Housekeeping, posted on Tumblr by questionableadvice, warns readers that "at least 15 diseases can be caused or aggravated by improper tissue" -- and women are particularly at risk.

"It doesn't pay to be careless in this bathroom essential," the spread advises.

Let's assume these "risks" ended with the 1930s -- we hope nothing we buy at the drug store will ever have "tiny slivers" in it.

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