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Germs Never Sleep! The Polluted Nature of Womanhood as Expressed Through Vaginal Douching (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ashley M Morton.

In the last 15 years, an increasing number of scholarly articles and cultural resource technical reports have recognized douching paraphernalia in archaeological contexts. While these analyses contribute to a greater understanding of this behavior douching among women in the past for contraceptive purposes from brothel contexts has been heavily emphasized. Between the mid 19th and 20th centuries vaginal douching gained  popularity as a general increase in health and sanitation reforms were...