What Women Used Before Period Pads Existed

Although almost no information is available on how women were dealing with their flows in ancient history, historians believe that women during the 3,000 B.C. — 5th century used different natural materials for menstruation. For example, Egyptian women used papyrus — a paper used for writing during that time. They soaked it so it would become soft and used as pads. Greek women, according to Hippocrates, used wrapping bits of wood with lint as tampons. And some females are believed to use sea sponges to absorb the blood during periods.

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