Earliest Usenet uses via Google Groups:
- laxative: net.cooks - 3 Feb 1982 by yale-com
- (incidentally, fiber is not a laxative, but rather a regularizer. the stool passes more frequently, rather than getting looser.)
- laxatives: net.rumor - 14 Mar 1984 by James
- Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and all their imitators taste like laxatives to me. PTOOEY.
- laxative's: alt.support.eating-disord - 22 Mar 1995 by Erik
- A laxative's action is much further down in the digestive tract in the large intestine or colon.
— Hippietrail 12:33, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)