How do women cope with menstruation in the past? P.S. Nervous do not read and do not see
"That is natural, it is not ugly!". Menstruation at this time is not some massive taboo, as it was last time, but despite this, it is worth noting that most people hate to hear.
Some men do not understand what happens in a woman's body at this time, and let's be honest to the end, they do not particularly want to know the actual fact. All they understand is the fact that a woman becomes moody, whiny, and all that it needs, so it is a huge can of ice cream and some romance. But even so there is, in certain cases, there is no problem, in principle, to date, in order to somehow cover up their "red days on the calendar." In any pharmacy selling personal care products, as well as painkillers, so especially do not have to panic. But let's look at how a few centuries ago belonged to the days of the menstrual women. In fact, it was a terrible time. Women were very much to pretend that nothing with their body does not occur. What was not just one or the other girl to hide their monthly. This is what we have today and we'll talk. So, we present you several options of "struggle" with monthly, which practiced a few centuries ago. Warning: do not read the nervous and do not look, there will be blood.
Special belt at the time of menstruation, age 19
Yes, it really is as bad as it seems. Any kind of belt which must be worn, almost without lifting a body, nothing good ever will, and it's really a hell of a device that is not an exception. Long before women were pads and tampons, the British Victorian era thought it would be nice to get on to the women's leather belt with some semblance of "cups" for blood, stuffed with cloth or canvas. That is now the invention is a great success among some American and European women and even in the 1970s. Survived several so-called user reviews on this "miracle assistant" at the time of menstruation. Some women have described the device as a sort of "form of torture" and the torture continued from month to month. The ladies said that dreamed to have never started monthly simply because wear this unit on itself was incredibly uncomfortable.
Crucify menstrual pain? Spay completely!
Throughout the Victorian era, some doctors seem to think that for the welfare of women would be better if they did not have ovaries! Luckily, this painful procedure was carried out not so often. This supposed "miracle cure" for the treatment of menstrual pain is equivalent to the treatment of persistent migraine headaches, because of which many were doing brain surgery. Menstrual pain is often carried for a fainting, vomiting and severe pain in the abdomen. But, despite this, to experience this condition is quite real. Lost due to menstruation ovaries - a full finish, my friends.
"Losing stuff!". The ancient Egyptians, who kept menstrual blood to different spells
The people of ancient Egypt was an extremely resourceful and smyshlonym to there who did not speak. They did not even want to menstrual blood wasted. Instead, many people kept it in special jars and boxes, to use it to witchcraft and treatment. It was believed that menstrual blood - is not only bodily meal, but apart from that she has some sort of magical and spiritual significance. Ancient Egyptians used it as an ingredient for different spells, and even its drinking (yes, it drinking) because they believed it has medicinal properties. Yes, some of it is now bad, but at the beginning of this article, we have still been warned! So, let's continue. The Egyptians believed that menstrual blood gives power to the person who drinks it, and were convinced one hundred percent, that everything that touched the menstrual blood, can be reborn in the truest sense. Human or animal is given a second chance - new life. Many older Egyptian wiping menstrual blood, which they bought, and believed that she helps them to regain its former beauty.
anuran ashes ... in an intimate place
Women suffering from menstrual cramps, and other symptoms, it was necessary to catch a big toad, burn it to ashes, and pour it all into some kind of a small pouch. After all these executions over the poor amphibian bag with her ashes you had to put in your underwear, and keep it throughout menstruation. What for? Because medieval Europeans were convinced that the strength of the toad, who died, goes to the woman and facilitates not only discomfort during menstruation, but also reduces bleeding. We're not too sure that the ashes of the toads could give strength. Most likely, he could only develop some sort of infection in women. And besides - the smell! Given that ladies have tried all sorts of ways to hide all "flavors" in this period, it is unlikely that the dust between the legs of toads to help them in this.