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Considering how many chores women of yore were supposed to ditch during that time of the month, they could've really played up menstrual taboos to their benefit, making menstruation into a welcome monthly vacation when ladies could retreat to their menstrual huts and get a little peace and quiet for a few days. No ham curing, butter churning or cooking for men allowed -- at last! The following menstruation don'ts are taken from the delightful paper "Of Superstitions concerning Menstruation" by British doctor Raymond Crawfurd. Though Crawfurd frames many of the menstrual taboos and superstitions as relics of a pseudoscientific past, the concept of menstrual fluid containing a poisonous compound called menotoxins was very much alive and well in when he was writing. In fact, the paper includes a brief response from one of Crawfurd's medical contemporaries, Dr. Cock, that begins: "I am well acquainted with the objections commonly made against menstruous women being allowed to make butter or bacon.
We encounter many different questions when we give workshops about menstrual hygiene. Some fill a whole classroom with laughter, others make all participants sit on the edge of their seats. Like many learn from a young age: there are no wrong questions. But there are questions we get asked so often, that it is worth dedicating a blog post to them! The first time you get your period, you may think you are ill or even worse, dying.
Yes, I know, it's kind of gross, but I know you have thought about it too What do strippers do during that "special" week each month? They make their money by dancing naked and earning tips, but no one wants to be painted red, so do they just take the week off and starve? We have found the answer to that million dollar question! Our bros over at BroBible were wondering the same thing and sent one of their own to Reddit to find the answer