Every Woman Agrees That They’re the Greatest Invention of All time.

Where would we be without tampons?

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The 1700–1800s

In the early 1700s, most women used rags, similar to nappies for their babies, like pads. This example is most likely where the lovely term “on the rag” originated. Women made homemade tampons from lint, moss, animal skins and grass wrapped around small pieces of wood: hardly high absorbent or sanitary, but clever none-the-less.

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The 1900s

Johnson & Johnson invented “Lister Towel,” aka sanitary pad, in 1896. But oh the shame for a woman to admit she had her period by purchasing the product in public. Can you imagine asking a man to hand you the box? Alas, the first sanitary pads were a failure, a product ahead of its time.

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The Tampon

In 1929, God came out of the clouds.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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