It helps keep things in perspective to know what our ancestors had to go through when their Aunt Flo came to visit. Hopefully they checked for splinters first. The term "feminine hygiene" was never intended to refer to vaginal odor, cleansing the genitalia, or god forbid using genital perfume. Most American women used homemade pads, often using the same absorbent cotton material used for baby diapers. Yes, they would wash them out and use them again. Plastic sanitary aprons worn backwards to protect dress backs were also popular and available through catalogs.
Goodbye tampons - the new period tech has arrived - BBC Three
Even though it happens once a month, the topic of menstruation is a little taboo and makes some people cringe. This three to five day period every month can cause some problems for women, from cramping and bloating. But can girls wear a pad to dance class? Yes, girls can wear a pad to dance class. However, it may be uncomfortable and limit their dancing.
On 28 May, it's Menstrual Health Day, which means - surprise! And, this year, there's more than ever to talk about. Menstrual Health Day - also known as Menstrual Hygiene Day - was started because women and girls in low-income countries often suffer from poor menstrual hygiene, because of the costs and availability of period products, as well as social taboos. I'm lucky enough to have been able to take period products and good sanitation for granted all these years - but there's still a lot of new menstrual tech that I'd never even heard of before.
Luckily, we live in a world with more period products available to us than ever before and thankfully, those products no longer include lamb skins or rubber pantaloons. But with all the choices available to us, how do approximately 3. There are many factors to consider when identifying the best product for your body and lifestyle:. And the list continues. Pads, followed closely by tampons, are the most frequently chosen period product for maintaining menstrual hygiene.