What did menstrual bleeding mean to the people of the past? And what expectations did that raise?
In the 1920s there was a serious medical debate about an invisible substance called ‘menotoxin’. This was believed to exist in menstrual blood; it could blight flowers and prevent jam from setting, and bread from rising. The theory can be seen as a surprising throwback, in the age of germs (germs, rather than air or… Continue reading Menotoxin – when menstruation can kill?