This article about women’sphysiological response to sanitary towels rather perplexed me.
Is someone suggesting that it might be better to use mesh sanitary towels rather than the non-woven feminine napkin to which we are all accustomed?
I can remember, when I first started my periods, being most disgruntled that I couldn’t wear one of those belt affairs like my mother used to – naturally, I am somewhat wiser these days.
However, the idea of having to put something that looks like a pan scourer into my pants to soak up the excess blood of Aunt Flow is pretty much guaranteed to cause me a certain amount of mental anguish. If I understand the extract correctly, they measured the reactions in terms of blood pressure and saliva secretions for women who were actually made to wear such a monstrosity.
It’s the genital equivalent of a hair shirt for heaven’s sake. It must have been incredibly itchy and unpleasant down there so it’s not really surprising if they had a measurable physiological reaction!