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Lady Shows How Bloody Periods Were 5,000 Years Ago

When women have a period, they feel bloated and are emotionally unstable because of all the hormones significantly affecting them. However, women today have napkins and tampons to deal with it.

But thousands of years ago, having a period was quite a tough time. Find out why below.

Lady Shows How Bloody Periods Were 5,000 Years Ago

Lady Shows How Bloody Periods Were 5,000 Years Ago

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This is Davison

This is Davison

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.

During the medieval times

During the medieval times

Fast forward to this era, the undergarments of women were reinforced with rags so that the blood would not flow out immediately.

Using Sphagnum

Using Sphagnum

Sphagnum is also known as peat moss that was used with the rags to significantly absorb all of the blood.

During the Dark Ages

During the Dark Ages

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.

Moving to the 19th century

Moving to the 19th century

Finally, there were menstrual pads made of cotton. However, a woman needed to wear suspenders or weird contraptions to keep them in place.

During the First World War

During the First World War

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.

During the 1930's

During the 1930's

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.

During the 1960's

During the 1960's

After 30 more years, disposable pads that had adhesive strips were finally invented. Thus, women no longer had to wear weird suspenders.

Modern times

Modern times

Now, the most popular solutions to periods are still menstrual pads and tampons.

Return of the cups

Return of the cups

In addition, the menstrual cups from the 1930s have also started to gain popularity because it is quite affordable.

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