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Cure for Menstrual Cramps – Bananas

“My mom always told me to eat bananas when I’m cramping” My informant told me about this cure when I asked her for advice concerning my own menstrual cramps.  She went further on to explain that when she was a young girl, she noticed that her mother was constantly buying bananas even though her mom… Continue Reading »

Jewish girls get slapped on their first menstrual cycle

When a Jewish girl has her first ever menstrual cycle, every woman in the family (and sometimes, any woman) will slap her across the face.  My informant recollects getting her period for the first time while she was alone with her younger sister at their grandma’s house. She was panicking because no one was home… Continue Reading »