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 What women used for pads/tampons before modern times? For some reason I have always wondered. Especially Native American women, poor women, or those who live outside of "civilization". Maybe I'm just weird. lol

by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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Kitschy
by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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In the 1800's they used rags. This is where the term "being on the rag" comes from. Also in the old saloons when the prostitutes were menstruating they would dance instead of entertaining clients, this is where the term for rag time music came from.

Teeshann
by Ruby Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

 rags. hence the term "on the rag".

nerdymom28
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM

 

Quoting Matriarch87:

According to south park they used tampons made out of Cherokee Hair. 

lmao.  

 

 I was having that same thought while I was typing this post. lol

nerdymom28
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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Quoting Kitschy:

In the 1800's they used rags. This is where the term "being on the rag" comes from. Also in the old saloons when the prostitutes were menstruating they would dance instead of entertaining clients, this is where the term for rag time music came from.

 Oh, that's interesting!

Aamy
by Ruby Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Some women would sit in grass huts with grass mats. Watched a show once, was a tribe somewhere.
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notjstasocermom
by Samantha on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:42 PM

maybe yours wasn't bad then or a full blown uti, cause i have never met anyone it works for.

Quoting MamaC.:

It does get rid of them, I've used it. But it doesn't matter, I don't want to debate with anyone.

Quoting notjstasocermom:

yeah it helps prevent but not get rid of them.


Quoting MamaC.:

Herbs and plants that people still use today. Cranberry works wonders on utis.



Quoting notjstasocermom:

although I have wondered how they got of bacterial infections , uti's things of that nature, without antibiotics.



Ollie123
by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I have wondered too. 

bchic24
by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM
Rags. They would fold up cloth and wear a certain type of underwear with them. If I remember correctly. They also use to shave their legs with rough stones! Yikes
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nerdymom28
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 4:01 PM

 

Quoting bchic24:

Rags. They would fold up cloth and wear a certain type of underwear with them. If I remember correctly. They also use to shave their legs with rough stones! Yikes

 Ouch! I didn't know that!

bchic24
by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 4:02 PM
Yeah women also did it during the world war because of blade shortages.

Quoting nerdymom28:

 


Quoting bchic24:

Rags. They would fold up cloth and wear a certain type of underwear with them. If I remember correctly. They also use to shave their legs with rough stones! Yikes

 Ouch! I didn't know that!

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