Time for your Friday history lesson! And it involves our bloody old friend, the tampon, those soft bundles of cotton we stuff in our vaginas every so often. Exactly how did women handle their roughly-monthly cycle back in the day?

In this Fusion "Mansplainer" video, a narrator breaks down the tampon's origin story, explaining that in the 5th Century B.C., Greeks used lint wrapped around wool. Women in Japan meanwhile chose paper to control their flow.

Period facts are a great ice-breaker at Halloween parties, so... you're welcome.