Posted by Rita on July 09, 1997 at 15:17:19:
In reply to Re: Hygiene... posted by Caroline on July 09, 1997 at 14:13:25
] As regards the menstrual thing, since there are several recipes and instructions in published books of the period about dealing with women's "courses", I would say that it was a topic about as freely talked about then as it is now.As to praticalities of dealing with it, I am not sure.Cloth, I suppose, and seclusion on the days when you are feeling rotten.
Chaeap cloth with cotton wrapped inside, held together at the waist by thick threads/thin ropes.(may seem shocking to some people that this is still practised in less advanced areas of the world).
Caroline, can we persuade you!
(to start)-" people during the Regency were cleaner than we think........"
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