May 25, 2016 19:36:36
Did You Know Sanitary Pads Were Originally Invented For Men? Here’s The Interesting Story
Sanitary pads have long been something most men ignorantly shrink away from even talking about. But turns out this feminine product actually has a fascinating history that's closely linked with men in all their glorious macho manliness.
Inspired by a Ben Franklin invention that saved soldiers from buckshot wounds, these disposable napkins were made from materials that were easily obtainable during wartime. They were extremely absorbent and cheap enough to throw away after use.
It was only later when the pads developed during the war started being used by American nurses in France that they came to be known as menstrual pads.
However, even after disposable pads were commercially available, for several years they were too expensive for many women to afford on a regular basis. It took several years for the item to become commonplace.
From there began the largely profitable industry of feminine hygiene with a variety of menstrual pads and tampons.
And the rest as they say, is history.
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