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IN History & Culture ON 15 Feb, 2016
But thousands of years ago, having a period was quite a tough time. Find out why below.
Davison is a comedian who is part of the YouTube channel named LOLPervs. She wanted to demonstrate how having a period was like 5,000 years ago. In Ancient Greece, menstrual bleeding was treated using sticks that were covered in lint.
Fast forward to this era, the undergarments of women were reinforced with rags so that the blood would not flow out immediately.
Sphagnum is also known as peat moss that was used with the rags to significantly absorb all of the blood.
In this period, it was quite disturbing because women would actually just let the blood fall out. They called the process "rebleeding" and did not mind it.
Finally, there were menstrual pads made of cotton. However, a woman needed to wear suspenders or weird contraptions to keep them in place.
During this time of conflict, nurses realized that the cellulose bandages used for treating the wounded also had applications for menstrual bleeding. However, belts and suspenders were still required.
In this era, the modern tampons were finally created. Likewise, a rubber menstrual cup was made but it did not become popular because rubber was needed during the Second World War.
After 30 more years, disposable pads that had adhesive strips were finally invented. Thus, women no longer had to wear weird suspenders.
Now, the most popular solutions to periods are still menstrual pads and tampons.
In addition, the menstrual cups from the 1930s have also started to gain popularity because it is quite affordable.
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