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November 18th, 2008     by Cate Simpson     Comments has this brief history of menstrual products through the ages, which also doubles as a fascinating social history of periods.

It includes some awesome tidbits, like that when the makers of Midol first started marketing the drug as a painkiller for period pain they shied away from actually, you know, using any of those words - instead promising Midol would “lessen pain and discomfort on certain days.” Amazing.

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