Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tampon Taboos

Yes, this piece might be about tampons, but as has been pointed out to me several times, a taboo is something that has been known for a time, and then classified as a no-no for a specific community. Since we are in Africa, a taboo would have to be known for several generations and quarantined as a taboo through those generations likely backed up by some oral tradition about why-not. There, so we really cannot have tampon taboos, since tampons are fairly new phenomena around these parts.

More from Juliet Maruru as she talks about taboo, menstruation, tampons and sexuality.