By Susan Kim
In this hip, hilarious and really eye-opening cultural historical past, menstruation is noted as by no means ahead of. Flow spans its attention-grabbing, sometimes wacky and infrequently downright frightening tale: from mikvahs (ritual detoxing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies—not to say the tablet, cramps, the heritage of undies, and the motion picture approximately puberty they confirmed you in fifth grade.
Flow solutions such questions as: What’s the point of having a interval? What did ladies do sooner than pads and tampons? What approximately new medicinal drugs that promise to finish periods—a sizzling suggestion or now not? intercourse in the course of your interval: gross or a turn-on? And what’s normal, anyway? With colour reproductions of (campy) ancient advertisements and early (excruciating) femcare units, it additionally presents a desirable (and mind-boggling) gallery of this advanced, own and uniquely woman method.
As irreverent because it is informative, circulate provides a regular prevalence its actual props – and eradicates the stigma put on it for hundreds of years.