How did women in the Victorian Period deal with their periods?
Right now there are a variety of ways that women can handle their periods, but author Therese Oneill found herself wondering how Victorian women dealt with theirs. After a bit of digging around she found out that women used one of two things: nothing or anything at their disposal.
In Therese's upcoming book Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners, she explores menstruation in the 19th century along with other forgotten corners of history.
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