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How did women in the Victorian Period deal with their periods?

Author Therese Oneill explains the odd ways the 19th century dealt with 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.

WEB EXTRA | Take our quiz and find out more about past period methods.