The world still hasn’t completely warmed up to the fact that women have periods. But there has been some progress in accepting periods as a normal bodily function.
From believing it to be a major turn-on in 18th century France to completely denying its existence in 1920s America, a lot regarding how we treat periods has changed over time across the world.
To document some of the quirky and sometimes downright bizarre rituals and practices around menstruation, YouTube channel Period Piece Official created a series of short films that depict society’s evolution in the subject.
Enjoy the bloody madness.

Biblical times

18th century France

Victorian England

Colonial America

1920s Brooklyn