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- Related question: I am told that women can use wads of (washed and dried) sphagnum as a sanitary napkin during their period. Anyone who has actually used this? I sometimes get questions when I teach courses, and being male it is all out of books for me, with no opportunities to experiment.
- Par Leijonhufvud
- The Indigenous folks in this area used sphagnum to pack baby diapers. It absorbs moisture better than most sponges I've seen.
- Mark Zanoni
- I have a wolf (coyote?) skin diaper made to use moss as the absorbent. I have pictures of me wearing it. Can I vouch for it's effectiveness or comfort? No way! But I can say that I was cute!
- Barent Parslow
- Of course, when animal skins were available, especially rabbit, that was certainly used also, maybe even washed and dried for the purpose. I know rabbit fur was used as a sanitary pad for Indian women. (They also used finely tanned buckskin tubes filled with spaghnum moss for this purpose.) I obviously have not tried this.
- Andre Bourbeau