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okwaho_okara
08 October 2012 @ 09:17 pm
Today I decided to read more into how people have dealt with their periods over the years, and I found some information on cups too!

I thought I'd share the links here :)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_cup

http://www.mum.org/MenCups.htm

http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/Cups_history.html

Enjoy :)
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 9th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)
So cool ! History geek here ! ;)

I find this give cups some historical respectability, knowing that they were around even before (and commercialized at the same time as) tampons. I think this should be in the FAQ, so people who just fopund out about cups get to know it's not a "stupid" idea someone came up with recently to rip off people... (something I read a community member's mom said). And thus, anyone making a "parents guide to cups" should include some historical information, in my opinion.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on October 9th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
I'm a history geek too!! I read about all sorts of things from the past all the time.

Wow... How's that ripping off anyone? Saving hundreds of dollars over the years? Very sad :(. I agree, a paragraph as well as a link should be in the FAQ!! :)
teacupcake89 on October 9th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
oooh loving all the info on the museum of menstruation page! :)

History geeks unite! :)(gender historian in training here)

yes,mentioning that they were invented around the same time as tampons but weren't as financially lucrative is a point I often make when mentioning cups to friends etc as they often want to know 'if they're so good why haven't I heard of them before? why are there no adverts? etc.

slightly OT, but perhaps we could have an FAQ on leaking, common causes and ways to prevent/help against leakage?mention of slobber etc? as thats a pretty common topic of discussion. :)