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How Did Victorian Women Deal With Their Periods? 

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who's watching this while on their period 🙋
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Karolina Żebrowska
almost forgot! here are two articles worth a read: www.civilwarmed.org/menstruating/ susannaives.com/wordpress/2015/09/tidbits-on-mid-victorian-era-menstrual-hygiene/ also there was one interview with Therese ONeill who wrote "Unmentionable", but I can't seem to find it!
Bella Cucina
Bella Cucina Mês atrás
I'm thinking that "menstruation" being a medical term, may not easily be understood. Young people develop their own vocabulary, jargon and slang. This may be one reason. Or not! Thank you for the links and your most interesting research which heretofore had been seemingly difficult to find regarding women. Fortunately, we have access at our fingertips.Not everyone, however, can put it together so articulately. I recently read that men also suffer depression after their wives give birth. Such a strain on relationships!! p.s. I love the spider adorned blouse which is very similar to a spider pin I own. I think I'll sew up a plain blouse pattern and sew running stitches with the addition of my teeny little spider pin. Nice inspiration. Thanks again.
Mallory Rivers
Mallory Rivers 4 meses atrás
Rachel K I know you say it was the 30s/40s, but I still can’t fathom why a library would have books freely available to the public that they kick people out for reading.... (I know it may have been the choice of the individual librarian and not official policy, but it doesn’t seem far fetched that anyone working there would’ve done similar, or at least approved of this librarian doing it. So why have the books in the first place?!)
Ася К
Ася К 8 meses atrás
Well what is about ceramic menstrual cups?
Marmaduke Scarlet
Marmaduke Scarlet 10 meses atrás
ally wolf that’s interesting. I live in Australia and my mother was using tampons in the 60’s
Ana Parada
Ana Parada 11 meses atrás
GREETINGS FROM ARKANSAS USA YOU SUR SAY A LOT IF SWEAR WORDS HELL A LOT YOU MUST NOT BE A CHRISTIAN SHAME AND TO BAD FOR YOU AND WHAT'S WITH THE 1940 S HAIR CUT HAIR DO?! WHY DO YOU LIKE THAT ERA?! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS
55Dazy
55Dazy 3 horas atrás
I actually use cloth pads, and they're not bad with modern underwear and washing machines. They're soft, don't dry me out, and they save money because of how many times you can reuse them. Not some horrible thing to fear.
Aleya N
Aleya N 7 horas atrás
A period during victorian era is already a mess. Imagine leaking. Oh god
Sharvi Jha
Sharvi Jha 8 horas atrás
Great video! I’ve always wondered this. 🤔
Pistashio Man
Pistashio Man 9 horas atrás
Why am I watching this?
Blandine Gay
Blandine Gay Dia atrás
open question: because of bleaching and my wish to reduce waste, I am going back to washable underwear (probably waaaaay more comfy than what they had then) My mum, who apparently used the T belt when she was young, sees it as a big step back for the female comfort and condition (going back to washing it by hand!) what do you think?
chateaumojo
chateaumojo Dia atrás
Pioneer women never mentioned in their diaries if a woman was pregnant, just that she'd had a baby.
Erica Emmerich
Erica Emmerich 2 dias atrás
So... my Grandmother on my mothers side was a farm girl from Eastern Europe. When I first got my period she suggested I just take cotton batting or cotton wool and use that. My mother had tampons and it took at least a few periods before I sourced my own pads because I was a bit afraid of tampons to start. I needed to throw it out after each use, but it was cheaper and absorbed a lot, it just was noticeable under certain pants.
icouldjustscream
icouldjustscream 2 dias atrás
Thankful for my Mirena IUCD.
ValasaFantastic
ValasaFantastic 2 dias atrás
What an interesting video and comment section! I learned a lot thanks.
Becca G
Becca G 2 dias atrás
Dang, the video and the comments make me even more happy to be living in the age of tampons.
BlueFluffyUnicorn
BlueFluffyUnicorn 2 dias atrás
I read something that in Germany one-way pads were invented 1888 and were selled 1894 already
Michayla Lawrence
Michayla Lawrence 2 dias atrás
I’m one of those people who have a really light periods to the point where I personally don’t use sanitary devices either cause there really is no point for me! I’m thinking to transition to a more dress based wardrobe for not only that reason but I prefer them!
Alysia Jarman
Alysia Jarman 4 dias atrás
My mom from Jamaica actually explain to me how she used to take care of her period. Before she started using pads she would do a similar thing to the bell construction but with a string. She would have a string around her waist and then fold a cloth into a long rectangle fold over the strings and pin it on both sides Front to back so it formed a T. She was from rural Jamaica.
Poisonous Cheesecake
Poisonous Cheesecake 5 dias atrás
all the elderly women talking abt putting rags on their coochie and boy am i thankful i wasnt born in the 1900's
T P
T P 6 dias atrás
My Grandma (from the Netherlands, born in the 1920s) told me how she and her sisters used to deal with their periods when she was younger. It is not that different from the other stories shared here. She also used old rags which she replaced when they were dirty. The difference is that she did not keep the soiled ones in a wooden box (as some have mentioned), but described that they had a bucket filled with water behind the toilet where they used to put them in. I guess to soak the blood out, before cleaning them when the period had ended.
Sun Rae Soul
Sun Rae Soul 7 dias atrás
In those days , wasn't having a period was called being "sick" ? Instead of called that time of the month😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
murii chan
murii chan 7 dias atrás
“how did victorian women deal with their periods?” bich i don’t know how i’m dealing with them today 🥲
James Rozenshteyn
James Rozenshteyn 8 dias atrás
So it’s interesting, because Jewish texts written by men do talk about the menstrual cycle in pretty explicit detail . The Talmud, which is the primary Judeo-legal text and was compiled from ~200ce - ~500 ce of texts that predated even that, goes into detail about menstruation- it was clear that male religious scholars understood that most women menstruated on a relatively regular schedule, but some didn’t, that sometimes towards the end of the period there would be a day where you didn’t have any noticeable blood and then the day after you would, etc. Since whether or not a woman is on her period affects whether or not she can sleep with her husband, and she’s supposed to ritually immerse herself at the end of it (you go dunk in a rainwater pool called a mikvah, it’s still a thing today), the rabbi, the religious leader/preacher/teacher/etc. of the town would have to be knowledgeable in what is and what isn’t considered period-related bleeding. This continued up until the modern era. Which makes me wonder- are there Jewish sources that talk about how women dealt with their periods?
Eva Degasperi
Eva Degasperi 11 dias atrás
there is a brazialin naturalist XIX book wich describes the period of a teen. But its made by a man so that's kind of creepy
Chantal Simoneau
Chantal Simoneau 12 dias atrás
There is a site on the web named 'The museum of menstruations' It could be of interest to you. By the way I very much like your videos. Thanks from Chantal Quebec Canada
Bad Nunnery
Bad Nunnery 13 dias atrás
I WISH someone would write me a doctors note for once a month I need to lay down for 6 days, my periods are BAD and it’s hard to keep a job because once a month I get so sick from my periods.
•Sweething•
•Sweething• 13 dias atrás
There is a book I read (update if I remember the name) where a period is mentioned for awhile It’s set in 1800ish and is a non fiction that as fictional aspects and is set out in a fictional way
Kathleen McKenzie
Kathleen McKenzie 15 dias atrás
"Diary might be read by your ancestors . . . ." Now that would be quite a feat, unless time travel does exist and it's been kept a secret. Perhaps Karolina meant 'descendants?' Also, I don't recall any mention of periods in contemporary novels, either, ergo, future novelists will also need to rely on medical journals and advertising.
irish dancer
irish dancer 16 dias atrás
watching this while on period 🙋
LichenTheDragon 14
LichenTheDragon 14 17 dias atrás
It’s so interesting to see how many people came running to their mothers confused about their periods. I am gen z so my school has a video to teach kids about puberty and sex. They talked about periods so when I got mine I told my mother and she got me some pads to use. (She had stocked up ahead of time so I would have them when I needed) I am lucky to be in a time where periods aren’t a taboo subject. I have also learned about pads to use to keep me healthy down there as Always™️ pads always(lol) lead to irritation. I now use organic pads cause I have information about vaginal health and periods at my fingertips, its weird to think that’s not how it always was.
Titina de Cassovia
Titina de Cassovia 18 dias atrás
They probably didn't have that many period cycles, as they were pregnant or breastfeeding all the time
— ava —
— ava — 19 dias atrás
cw: strong language my dad tried to mansplain to me earlier, so i thought i'd come back to this video. he said "in the past, people just didn't really have periods. they had so many babies and got pregnant all the time, and so didn't have periods that often" what the fuck?? that's not how it works. he acted like he knew what he was saying when 2 minutes before he had been saying "pERioDs LaSt ABoUt 3 DaYs rIghT?" no bitch i wish
Roundtree Cumberbatch
Roundtree Cumberbatch 21 dia atrás
Sanitary belts were still being used in the 1980's. I used one myself in the past
missmartylynn
missmartylynn 22 dias atrás
Up to the late 70s, women wore the sanitary belt. They're still sold today. I remember in 6th grade, one of my classmates had a demoralizing experience when one end came loose under her dress and swung freely. This was out on the playground. I didn't know her, but remember feeling so sorry for her. Menstruation is still such a taboo in some parts of India today. Check out a recent documentary about it today: Period. End Of Sentence. on Netflix.
Sarah Lorenz
Sarah Lorenz 22 dias atrás
Wait 4 days? Who has their period for only 4 days??? Mine is always 7 days😒
Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann 22 dias atrás
Same girl. We can suffer together for the entire week.
Michelle Regis
Michelle Regis 23 dias atrás
get to the point, im almost half through your video
James Deitiker
James Deitiker 24 dias atrás
James /Cindy continued. Traveled by train four hours after flight---a long day before arriving. Near time of period but never started while sleeping, lower leg calves felt leaden as a warning.In the night I was awakened by "aunt flo" tho my mother was an only child. My brand new ankle length nightgown and matching done were both stained!! I am in the bathroom next to gran's room rinsing it all out. No clothes dryer, prior mom story made me too embarrassed to tell in the morning. SentI then perched on the floor of my room waving in front of an electric heater with metal grate. The warm currents drew the polyester onto the grate, glad I didn't light the carpet and start a house fire. Why no warning? My body was still on eastern standard time. Never told mom, gran or anyone y'all first. Cjd. Iah. houston
James Deitiker
James Deitiker 24 dias atrás
My mother started at age 12 , she said something to her widowed mother who only said "that will come once a month,wear this.'. ( a folded towel rag). Nothing said about where to put used item I believe she left unwrapped on a stool in the d oorstop foorsd to ol in the bathroom. Next day appeared a clean one, never sure she received a bunch for school or how gran furtively cleaned them. Fast forward 36 years, I travel alone to stay with my grandmother in Blackpool england, at age 16 from the Detroit area. Long plane trip time zone (+5) top
Silkenray
Silkenray 24 dias atrás
Karolina taking a break from analyzing period drama costumes to analyze period drama.
Kavya P
Kavya P 25 dias atrás
My grandmother's sister dropped out of school on her own accord after she got her period. My grandmother told me that when she was young,girls who got their periods were supposed to be outside the house for a few days. During this time,they will be given really nutritious food (undoubtedly to make their bodies stronger to bear babies or whatever,smh) Another common practice that is followed even today is having a sort of a celebration to announce that the girl is 'of age',to show her off to the extended families and to most distant relatives and they gift the girl money,jewels,clothes,makeup,food,etc. (This is basically to announce that she got her period,she can pregnant;to seek alliances)
Belle
Belle 25 dias atrás
I came here to rant about my period. WHo else?
Aria D'Abreo
Aria D'Abreo 26 dias atrás
Thnx for this
Kanwal Asad
Kanwal Asad 26 dias atrás
Well I would rather just stay on a sofa if I could.....
Janice Grant
Janice Grant 28 dias atrás
In the 70s, I had my period in the middle of my fifth grade class. My teacher who happened to be a white male tried to console me, and when he put his hand on my shoulder, that freaked me out. He had to call the school nurse and she called my mother to take me home. For the cramps, I had to take Midol and place a hot water bottle on my abdomen. I had to wear a belt and thick pads to catch the flow and was given a pamphlet to read. I didn't understand what was happening. Sex Ed wasn't part of the curriculum back then. I guess my mom (RIP) wasn't ready to have that talk with me. Anyway, Thank God for menopause.
celestina trimble
celestina trimble 28 dias atrás
basically every woman: bleeds for a small period of time every few weeks men: THIS IS THE WORK OF SATAN
Rachel David
Rachel David 29 dias atrás
Karolina, can you do a similar video for women in the 14-1500s? I've been watching a drama and this video has made me curious about the women's "time of the month" that time 😅
eggie
eggie Mês atrás
goodness I can spend years in this comment section I absolutely adore the older ladies here sharing their stories I love reading them
Abhilasha bhatt 2515
I'm Indian and my grandmother tells me that they were not allowed Inside the houSe while menstruating and lived in the cowshed, they used grass straws or just let it flow. Even till date she thinks the it's impure to menstruate and she doesn't let us touch my mother while she's on her periods. My mother isn't allowed in the holy places, water sources and kitchen. Idk if anything else can be worse!
Anamarija Soskoska
Anamarija Soskoska Mês atrás
That looks like a torture device if you ask me`(*>﹏
RocKITEman _ 2001
RocKITEman _ 2001 Mês atrás
You need a snack? *TWIZZLERS!* 😉
RocKITEman _ 2001
RocKITEman _ 2001 Mês atrás
19th century medical professionals thought menstruation made women crazy? I thought *19th century men* already did that...😉
RocKITEman _ 2001
RocKITEman _ 2001 Mês atrás
I presume this subject did not get mentioned in novels of the time because it would interfere with the _"flow"_ of the main story. {I will see myself out now...😊}
Phantom
Phantom Mês atrás
I've read (I'm not sure and just saying what was standing in the book, the author had a degree in history so I believe her) that in the ''stone age'' used skin from small animals, and used them, and washed them, but not sure bc it's a long time since I read the serie
Nene Chan
Nene Chan Mês atrás
That reminds me my mum had to use an old rag as a pad and then she would get pads at school and she would only wear them to school since her family couldn’t afford pads. She told how disgusting it was to sit on a toilet and wash a bloodied cloth and leave it INSIDE to dry since it was a taboo for women to dry their period cloths on the clothing line. In the northern part of India they forced girls to sleep outside their home. If it was your first period you still have to do the other thing s but you also have a party thrown for you since you turned into a WOMEN.
adrien
adrien Mês atrás
Heavens heavens heavens
little jana
little jana Mês atrás
me scrolling through the comments with a mom that had her first period in 1980 and has no clue about these other ways:
Rhonda Chornenki
Rhonda Chornenki Mês atrás
I woke up, a very pleasant day indeed. John visited, we had lunch Lol
Liffia
Liffia Mês atrás
This is a question i never thought existed
GILA'S CHANNEL
GILA'S CHANNEL Mês atrás
My great aunt, born in 1892 (and died aged 92) told me that she started her periods when she was fourteen (would have been around 1906) and had no idea what was happening. She told me that she went into her parents' room and told them she thought she must have cut herself somehow and the bleeding wouldn't stop. Apparently they told her brusquely to get out and never mention it again, or words to that effect. What she did after that I have no idea. For myself, growing up in the 1970s, my mother told me what to expect and provided me with an elastic belt and looped disposable sanitary pads to attach to it. Not totally ideal when doing PE at school, I remember trying to make sure the belt didn't show at the top of my gym knickers and also felt embarrassed by the bulge from the pad. Then I discovered you could buy sanitary towels that you could simply stick on your underwear, later on tampons as well and the rest is history.
Arvetta DeLashmit
Arvetta DeLashmit Mês atrás
A woman on her period (the curse) was considered dangerous to men. Most, that could, stayed hid at home until her bad time (period or curse) passed. In some parts of the world woman would go into a place where all women on their period stayed until they were over it (their small children stayed with them). Men were not allowed to enter that area (for fear of loosing their strength). It was thought that a man could become sick just by looking at a woman on her bad time.
Meg Freeman
Meg Freeman Mês atrás
Womem used a cotton strip to tie around the waist and a folded piece of cotton that had ties at each end that tied the pad to the belt. These pads were washed daily. This was the answer for womens monthly for hundred of years.Incidentally this was the traditional way for both the rich and poor.
Meg Freeman
Meg Freeman Mês atrás
Ys, thats right it was Beau Brummel in the Regency, early 1800 who introduced the idea of bathing but maids still had to wash period cloths.
Laura García
Laura García Mês atrás
Wait, if the rich women didn't wash, so their servants had to wash their bloody thingies? 👁👄👁
Joystojoys ytstar
Joystojoys ytstar Mês atrás
Dear Karolina: I remember living in the 18th and 19th century as an edwardian, life at that time period was hard, but the fashion was worth it, in the 21st century I decided to make a youtube channel about fashion history, I also achieved the nickname meme mum, and made a link named my nudes were it's just a picture of a cat with jeans, anyways, I love being an immortal being Karolina Zebrowska Edit: Damn, that was a good fanfic Edit #2: It's still in process
Joystojoys ytstar
Joystojoys ytstar Mês atrás
Pin me, you don't have to anyways
agnieszka zięba
agnieszka zięba Mês atrás
That's pretty funny to watch this video and read the comments while your period
Tis I the Frenchiest Fry
My friends boyfriend and I once had a conversation about how women can't "hold in their periods." He thought...That could just hold in their periods.
Belle Sparks
Belle Sparks Mês atrás
I recall the day I was blessed with my "friend". I told my Mom. I knew nothing, so I thought I was injured- lol. My Mom told me to go in the bathroom and look in the closet at the back for a box. In it were the Kotex pads with instructions thank goodness. My Mom was a Registered Nurse. A good Baptist one. . . She cracked the door and told me to read the box. I figured it out. Not another word until I was ready to say my prayers and go to bed and Mom told me what was happening was a normal, beautiful part of being a woman and Mother God had created inside of me. That I was now a woman and this would happen every month and all women have a uterus. A place where babies grow. That if a woman is not married there is a lining in the uterus to sustain the life of the baby and if no baby comes this lining comes loose and is the "tears" that come to let us know there will be no baby. Then she cried. I think she had cried all day. Which kind of worried me. And after all this talk about weaping uteruses I had some real questions for my friends, who only one had started and had any answers. I remember being very elated at finally being a "woman", whatever that was. I also remember it being "unmentionable", the next day mom being horrified that I had disposed of a pad in the trash. She showed me how to wrap them tightly in tissue, tuck the ends in so it wouldn't come loose I guess and give anyone a heartattack- lol. And try and dispose of it under other trash if at all possible. How do I feel as an adult? I wish girls and Mom's would take it seriously and talk of it being the start of beautiful things like creating life and shed a few tears. I wish very badly women would learn to roll their used pads, etc. and not gross anyone out. Seriously, no one wants to see that. So, overall I think my sweet Mom did great. I wish she was here now and we would probably laugh about it. My other Grandma who lived to be 92 she told me later they used anything handy, normally old rags safety pinned in. My other Grandma did the same. I have heard of using cotton wrapped around moss, etc. Anything absorbent. Later they used the elastic waist with drop down clips to hold the pad. None of us ever used Tampax except me a few times to swim, but an Aunt had an awful health scare with them then after reading about all the toxic shock. hey seem more like plugs holding all of that in (yuck-right? never had one that actually absorbed "everything"). I think those are another attempt to make it "out of sight" "disappear". Stopping it from flowing out which it is normally meant to do (it is shedding dead tissue lining the uterus, really) those stop that by supposedly absorbing it, but I noticed mine were never absorbing anything much, just holding it until I removed it. So, I can understand how these cause toxic shock and I wonder how many young women cause themselves unknown grief not allowing this to naturally flow away? Sorry for the book, just got me thinking. There is a lot to this. It can affect a females life, cause infection, her ability to have children. Who knew?
Lumen Edl
Lumen Edl Mês atrás
People knew that periods were related to fertility since time immemorial. It's even mentioned in the Bible, esp. in Genesis 18,11: "Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women." (King James Version) So people thousands of years ago were well aware that women who were not menstruating anymore could not bear children. They didn't know the cause of it, of course; so it was often supposed that menstruation 'cleansed' or 'relieved' women from 'bad fluids' or whatever. But people didn't see it as a 'disease', they knew that it was natural! Also, people before the 19th century were much less uptight than Victorians and were also more open about such and other things related to the body.
VSCOHAWK
VSCOHAWK Mês atrás
My grandma had to use wool and attach it somehow to her underwear
savannah bowen
savannah bowen Mês atrás
red flannel underpetticoats were also pretty commonly worn during their menstrual cycles. women with lighter periods often simply free-bled and the flannel absorbed it, which a) kept them from dripping blood everywhere they went, and b) kept them from ruining their white petticoats.
Sup Dis potato
Sup Dis potato Mês atrás
I’ve been wondering about this for years now.
• Sakura • :3
• Sakura • :3 Mês atrás
I was lucky to have a mom who explained periods to me since I was 7, if she didn't I would've fricked out when I first got it, my reaction was very calm, it could have also been because it was night and I was tired
Inhale the Potato
Inhale the Potato Mês atrás
Why did I get this on my period 👁️👄👁️
IrDina
IrDina Mês atrás
my teacher always brag about washing her piece of pad which is sheets of kain batik (look it up) at the river and how beautiful the day are . and i look at her with the face "miss thats the 10th time" and she smack my head and say "shut up you child, you dont know how clear the river that day, even blood flowing looks as if its neutral" and it scares me because i havent had my period that time, i thought she has lots of blood that when she wash it it flows to the whole river turning it red, i am so traumatized.
Reginaldo Bittencourt
Hey, this music on the background is Erik Satie's Gymnopedie 1! Great music, of a great composer, rarely remembered! Thanks! It's from, I think, 1886.
Belle
Belle Mês atrás
Karolina: looks up how Victorian women dealt with the it Google: HeY KidDo WaNnA Buy SOmE PadS
Belle
Belle Mês atrás
In the 19th century it was treated like a disability. Smh Victorian men learn to respect the red friend that visits once a month for seven to nine days
Belle
Belle Mês atrás
When I was eight I thought I wet myself so I called my mom and we both cried in the bathroom for 20 minutes XD
Talene Rivera
Talene Rivera Mês atrás
For women today, I would recommend period underwear. You don’t have to change it every few hours, you can just put on a different pair of underwear and forget about it.
Fiona Piazza
Fiona Piazza Mês atrás
Me watching on my period: 👁️👄👁️
that_WEEB_gurl
that_WEEB_gurl Mês atrás
Thank you for this, I really wanna know how people dealt with periods from all the centuries because I think it's interesting. And like what they thought when they were pregnant and puberty and stuff
Pi Barrante
Pi Barrante Mês atrás
In 1980, you could still obtain these 1/2" elastic beltswhich had a S shaped clip in which youd weave the 'tails' of these HUMOUNGOUS kotex pads. These were still in use in hospitals inlate 80s for postparteum issues.
Limonika
Limonika Mês atrás
I just watch this video once a month. It reminds me of what a nice time I live in
Isha kumari
Isha kumari Mês atrás
🤣🤣 you know why I am laughing check down in comments below👇
Martha Mc
Martha Mc Mês atrás
I taught my male friend who lives in Saudi Arabia about how periods work the other day, he is 23 and seems to have never been taught much other than "once a week 'blood' comes out". Let's stop being ashamed to speak of menstruation because almost every female goes through it and some men and even some women are just clueless like my friend.
April Box
April Box Mês atrás
Thanks for the topic. I have a story about my great-grandma and grandma and grand-aunt. This would be in the early 1930's, Canada. My grandma would tell us about making pads. They had lots of cotton sheets that they would wash, dry and fold into the pads. Then there was a cloth covering/attachment to the belt part. The most surprising thing about it was that her dad (my great-grandpa) would help with all of it. What a modern guy! I wore cloth pads for the last 10+ years of my periods. I usually had a heavy flow and I found the cloth pads lasted longer than the disposable ones. Anyway, they probably had to start using pads because they were wearing a lot less clothing too. And other cultures have/had menstrual huts or tents for women and girls.
Drago UA
Drago UA Mês atrás
thank you for your nice video!
Shantelle Shannon
Shantelle Shannon Mês atrás
I don't use pads or tampons. I have very heavy periods, always have. I use toilet roll. I roll about 8 sheets into a roll, and put it between my lady garden. ( between, not up).... and that does me for about 2 hours. I know when to go the toilet because all of a sudden I feel the tissue suddenly absorb a load of fluid. the blood builds behind it for a while then soaks into the tissue. its cheaper, more comfortable and eco.. Maybe they did something like that back then, but with linen scraps. That's what I would of done back then.
Harrisengr
Harrisengr Mês atrás
Anna McKee: Some men are natural care givers. Others are scared of a dirty diaper (lazy). My mother in law always says that I am a good care giver. I had only known my wife for a few weeks when she had a hernia. I had her move in and cared for her, top to bottom. Mother in law and sisters were a bit embarrassed that a "stranger" and a man at that, was taking care of their little 21 year old "baby". Still together since 1984.
24starbuck
24starbuck Mês atrás
I’m reading Samuel Pepys diary atm and he often says that his wife is in bed due to pains related to her ‘courses’ or ‘those. ’ I am also aware, through reading the Cullen Project Medical letters of the 1700’s, that people were more open about bodily functions compared to the modesty of the Victorian and later eras.
Merrigan
Merrigan Mês atrás
Pre-christian Finns believed that because a woman could bleed for days without dying, and also give birth, her vagina was a gateway between the lands of the living and the dead. :D It was considered really powerful and scary for men, and women (especially older women) could step over things in order to curse or protect them. A woman could bend over and lift her skirt to scare bears and evil spirits away.
Brook McBrookerson
Brook McBrookerson Mês atrás
I love your comment for so many reasons
Linn Hitchen
Linn Hitchen Mês atrás
Hello from Orangeville, Ontario, Canada! I remember the day that I got mine. I was 12. It was a Sunday and I was home with my Dad and little sister. He found some of my mom's pads and was pretty cool about it. He gave me a Tylenol and we continued my project, which was building my dream house (yep. that was an assignment. I decided that I wanted to live in an Egyptian pyramid). And while we're on the topic of ancient Egypt, I've heard that their remedy was gator dung and straw. I really hope that it's only a rumour. It happened. No big! But my mom never really talked about it. When we did talk, she simply told me that every month, it's going to happen until menopause comes along and its something that I wouldn't have to worry about for a long time. My Nana (who is still with us at 92) didn't really didn't talk about her bloody flux (I think I got that from Abby Cox) either. It's just something that happens. I wouldn't have minded some more dialog on the topic, but I'm also grateful that it wasn't viewed as a bad thing and something that just happens
Caspian
Caspian Mês atrás
I'm on testosterone, small doses. I firmly believe it should be offerred for women who want to stop having their period. In small doses the changes to your physiology are minimal (and who doesn't want a little more strength and energy?) and there's not the elevated risk of ovarian and breast cancer like with the massive doses of estrogen that're in hormonal birth control! Of course, it isn't supposed to be effective birth control (though I'd be SHOCKED if I got pregnant after not having a period for 3 years), but that's what condoms are for. I feel so thankful that I haven't had to use pads for 3 years. I can't imagine dealing with it on top of the secrecy and doing laundry by hand!
Tia Hauser
Tia Hauser Mês atrás
I would rest in a tub naked or something like that and pretend that i have an illness. If i lived 200 years ago
Tia Hauser
Tia Hauser Mês atrás
My mom gave me pads and said i started my period when I was 12 and a half.
Lizzie Walker
Lizzie Walker Mês atrás
I'm sure we all just would have learned to deal with the regular menses if we lived in these times. Still, I think of how much of a pain it must have been or "inconvenience" as some might have called it. It makes you wonder did women stay pregnant to stop their cycle for some time? One can only wonder. When I was a kid (My parents were born in the 1930's) my dad always called it "the rag" or "the blue box" in later years. The rag being an old throw back from the previous century. I just found an article where there are a little over 5,000 slang words in different languages for a woman's cycle which is fascinating! Well enough about that. Time to check in with Aunt Flo. I believe it's time for her to get her bags packed and vacate the premises. 🤣😂
Katzen Lady
Katzen Lady 2 meses atrás
My mom once explain to me how she had to handle her periods in the 70s. She grew up in a rural area in Germany and only my grandpa had a car, so he did all the shopping. I'm pretty sure in the cities they already had other possibilities to deal with it. They had reusable pads made of cloth, on heavier days she added cotton wool on top of the pad to soak more blood. When changing the pad the used one was put in a container with cold salt water to soak until the cloth were washed.
B Soto
B Soto 2 meses atrás
Also, cups: www.refinery29.com/en-us/2015/06/89096/first-menstrual-cup-history
Laura A Hargreaves
Laura A Hargreaves 2 meses atrás
The reason that there is no references to periods in those days was that even into the 1960s people didn’t discuss this. I live in NY, and even buying pads, those bulky old things that you had to have a belt to connect it to, I needed a box, and there was a man in the drugstore behind the counter, and I didn’t want to buy them because of that, so I left. There was hardly any information for girls, that’s why schools started having sex education classes, which my Mom, I was 16, said she didn’t want me to attend, because she didn’t think a 16 year old should know anything. That’s why these times seem like 1 million years ago, and it’s unbelievable that that’s how it was.
Ginger ft. Honeybees
Ginger ft. Honeybees 2 meses atrás
My grandma (who got her first period around 1960) told me onced about these belts and rags, and how important it was nobody saw them when hung out to dry! Not even other women were supposed to see them, they would even take turns between neighbours to hang them on the roof or backyard, lol. And she told me that's where the phrase "sacar los trapitos al sol" ("to take the little rags out into the sun") comes from, meaning when you're fighting with someone in public and start bringing up private stuff to the conversation. It's very used, at least in Argentina, though I doubt anyone knows where it comes from!
Laura García
Laura García Mês atrás
Sacar los trapitos al sol en colombia es como decirle la verdad en la cara al otro jaja
Runaway princess
Runaway princess 2 meses atrás
I can imagine having no idea what a period is and suddenly blood coming out of you must be very unsettling. Especially if you’re someone with heavy PMS
Suhani Sharma
Suhani Sharma 2 meses atrás
My mother had a very traditional Indian upbringing so during her period she would wear rags and clothe cuttings. She told me when she got a free pad from her school(apparently there was an awareness program) she covered it in a black polyethylene bag and threw it away cause she was too ashamed of showing it to her mother. Me on the other hand let's the world know that I am on my period so that they know that it's okay to talk about it and it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Tingle Tetra
Tingle Tetra 2 meses atrás
Did we get the word "period" Because it is referring to "the period of time a woman was menstruating"?? Was it always called that,Or did they have another phrase/word? I know at one point it was thought of as "unclean"…
Sabrina McNeil
Sabrina McNeil 2 meses atrás
Honestly I think it makes sense for them to assume that a period was a disease; any other time a person starts bleeding excessively means you need to go see a doctor ASAP. I bet they said that women need to rest on their period because doctors always say you need rest when you're sick 😂
Suzanne Cooke
Suzanne Cooke 2 meses atrás
This is a joke right? Sanitary pads circa 1962+ (when I started) had long "tails" that fastened to a belt via these horrid spiky things on a belt - like a garter belt. Which in itself was an improvement over safety pinning to your underpants.The kind with sticky were a MIRACLE of the1970'S. Oh, and "ancestors" are people who went before. The word you want is descendant.
RanjiBanji
RanjiBanji 2 meses atrás
Your hair always looks so beautiful
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