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Also by Elissa Stein:

Flow, November 2009
Hardcover

Also by Susan Kim:

Wanderers, March 2014
Hardcover
Flow, November 2009
Hardcover

Flow
Elissa Stein, Susan Kim

The Cultural Story of Menstruation

St. Martin's Griffin
November 2009
On Sale: November 10, 2009
288 pages
ISBN: 031237996X
EAN: 9780312379964
Hardcover
$27.99
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In this hip, hilarious and truly eye-opening cultural history, menstruation is talked about as never before. Flow spans its fascinating, occasionally wacky and sometimes downright scary story: from mikvahs (ritual cleansing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies—not to mention the Pill, cramps, the history of underwear, and the movie about puberty they showed you in 5th grade.

Flow answers such questions as: What’s the point of getting a period? What did women do before pads and tampons? What about new drugs that promise to end periods—a hot idea or not? Sex during your period: gross or a turn-on? And what’s normal, anyway?  With color reproductions of (campy) historical ads and early (excruciating) femcare devices, it also provides a fascinating (and mind-boggling) gallery of this complex, personal and uniquely female process.

As irreverent as it is informative, Flow gives an everyday occurrence its true props – and eradicates the stigma placed on it for centuries.

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