the idea that girls in 1572 had periods but no tampons makes me sad
I THINK ABOUT THIS A LOT ACTUALLY
right? me too.
The concept of shoving bits of absorbent material up one’s vagina in order to prevent it from bleeding all over is not a modern one. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks were the first to document tampon usage—cause hey, they wrote about pretty much everything, but I’m betting that from the beginning of time women everywhere have been dealing with this situation in the same way.
Several of many amazing sketches made by a solder in the A.E.F fighting in France, and on special duty to sketch for A.E.F.’s official newspaper “The Stars and Stripes”