"May God close your horable museum."
Because I can't believe this has never been the subject of a full post here before, although it keeps popping up in comments: The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
. The inimitable Harry Finley has assembled a dizzying and oddly comprehensive site. It may be a bit much to take in one go (dilute, dilute, OK?), but you might dip in at: menstrual slapping
; patent medicines
; facts of life booklets
; the Little Doozee
; pre-twentieth century menstrual products and practices
; Lysol douching
; or the tour of the museum inside Harry's house
(now closed). Also: cats
, because Harry likes cats.
Rolling your own tampons.
Necessity. Mother. Invention. Thanks, Teresa