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Period products came about in the late 1800s as people began to realise that it wasn’t sanitary to bleed on clothes. Um, no sh*t. Women used to bleed on their clothes and then wear the same thing for four to eight days — definitely disgusting and unhealthy. From then on, we see sanitary products come about on the market and also evolve with the times.   1890s Going back to the 1890s, the Hoosier Sanitary Belt was a belt that pinned to washable cloth pads. There were the popular choice for most women till the 1920s.     In the...

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And also when you’re not. But we try not to think about our period when she’s not here yet, right?

There’s a lot of questions that we have about our periods — Why this? Why blood? Why now? Why pain? If not pregnant good, why period pain?!

Still, with all those questions come surprising answers. What we thought was fact could be fiction! So here are the answers you might be looking for:

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Girl, how can I even begin. According to this article by Initial, they’ve called Malaysians out for improper sanitary waste disposal. And you know what, I agree with that. 

 

How many times have you walked into a public washroom and saw period stains on the seat, overflowing pads in the sanitary bin and wet floors? Perhaps these aren’t a big deal to you, but they all can pose health risks by creating breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria and diseases.

I believe it’s time that we learn how to dispose of our pads the right way.

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Clearly we're not used to saying the word 'period' or 'menstruation' loud and clear. I'm guessing that's why we've come up with sooooo many nicknames for one bodily function, LOL. Nevertheless, some of these names are funny and kinda cool — it's like a secret language only we know. Periodt. 

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