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What did Paleo peole use for their menses?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 13, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Did their diet make menses easier to clean? Did they eat their own menses as it contains many vitamins?

People with a penis need not answer

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on October 13, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Stay off the thread if you have a penis, lol. My mind is totally fertile imagining what kind of person posts these inane and unamusing questions, fully beleiving they are humorous. ATM I cant see anyone much over the age of 9. But if they were a fully fledged adult, I cant help imagining some prime time reality tv exploitation candidate.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 13, 2012
at 09:31 AM

+1 great answer, in any case

8e323afb2e0ba3d104091f7e47815b40

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on October 13, 2012
at 07:47 AM

I answered this in all seriousness, not realising that I'd been troll-baited.....or maybe just dumb-time-waster baited. Ignore.

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on October 13, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Not a completely stupid answer. Pregnancy combined with "kangaroo care" and breastfeeding for a biologically appropriate length of time -- around 2 years for humans, or even longer -- can keep a female's period away for years. I too, however, have always been curious about how our very early ancestors dealt with menstruation before the advent of modern-day conveniences. I know it's weird, but you have to wonder! (:

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 13, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Aha.. then you should have clarified that being in possession of a penis would disqualify one from participating in your question. Me and my penis will now stay away..

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:00 AM

What a stupid answer. Stay off the thread if you have a penis please.

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8e323afb2e0ba3d104091f7e47815b40

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on October 13, 2012
at 07:42 AM

I'm guessing that women didn't menstruate near as often as modern women do. Much of their fertile lives would have been spent pregnant or breastfeeding, and during lean times their cycles may have stopped for a while. My guess would be that eating a healthy human diet and moving in a healthy human way would have decreased cramps, PMS, and other "symptoms", and possibly made the flow lighter. If the society around you isn't icked out by menstrual fluid (and I'm guessing they saw it as a process as natural as eating/drinking/defecating/urinating) then the clean-up and keeping clean just isn't such a focus. Possibly using whatever "clothing" they had. Maybe staying close to water and rinsing often. Maybe just letting it flow. The only problem with my "they didn't care that much" theory is that the smell may have attracted predators, and that WOULD have caused an issue. I think this is quite an interesting question, and I'd love to know people's thoughts on it.....even penis-having-types.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 09:31 AM

+1 great answer, in any case

8e323afb2e0ba3d104091f7e47815b40

(450)

on October 13, 2012
at 07:47 AM

I answered this in all seriousness, not realising that I'd been troll-baited.....or maybe just dumb-time-waster baited. Ignore.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:59 AM

They were pregnant most of the time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Aha.. then you should have clarified that being in possession of a penis would disqualify one from participating in your question. Me and my penis will now stay away..

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Stay off the thread if you have a penis, lol. My mind is totally fertile imagining what kind of person posts these inane and unamusing questions, fully beleiving they are humorous. ATM I cant see anyone much over the age of 9. But if they were a fully fledged adult, I cant help imagining some prime time reality tv exploitation candidate.

32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on October 13, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Not a completely stupid answer. Pregnancy combined with "kangaroo care" and breastfeeding for a biologically appropriate length of time -- around 2 years for humans, or even longer -- can keep a female's period away for years. I too, however, have always been curious about how our very early ancestors dealt with menstruation before the advent of modern-day conveniences. I know it's weird, but you have to wonder! (:

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:00 AM

What a stupid answer. Stay off the thread if you have a penis please.

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1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:07 AM

WTF??!?!?!??!?

Actually, I don't know what's more amusing--the original question or the poster telling someone his answer was stupid.

And no, no penis here.

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E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

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on October 13, 2012
at 12:32 PM

I was intrigued by the level of detail in the Earth's Children series and Jean M. Auel goes to great lengths to describe what amounts to the modern day equivalent of a belt and pad. I suspect that anyone living in the stone age didn't have the level of negativity surrounding a girl's period that we have today. I've never called my period a curse that's for sure. My infertility is a curse.

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