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What Women Used for Tampons and Pads Before Modern Times

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You can't stop the flow, so where do you go?

Us modern women have it so easy when it comes to our monthly visitor. We can run out and buy pads, tampons, or even stop our periods entirely while remaining perfectly healthy. Once you realize what women used to go through (and still do in parts of the world), you’ll be thanking goddess for all of the perks we have right now, not including aspirin and ice cream to make those pesky cramps minimal. Take a trip through history to find out how ancient women dealt with their menses.

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Aren't you so glad that you live in this more sanitary day and age?