I was reading the DIK blog the other day and was taken aback when two of my mates (ie Jen and Tracy) said that they would like to be transported back to the regency world. All I could think of was “you know I love you, but… are you two fucking insane?!”
Forget that an ant’s leg percentage of the people at the time were actually part of the ton. Forget that women were basically treated like shit. Forget about the rampant disease and lack of medical treatment. Forget about the lack of mod cons such as electricity and running water.
I have one word for you girls and that is… TAMPONS.
No way in hell I would ever, EVER want to live in a world where they used – and reused – cloth when chicks had their ‘monthlies’. No. Way. In. Hell.
Ask yourself this, why do you think you rarely read about this aspect of life in historicals? Because it’s fucking gross that’s why!
As for the guys; would you really want to put sheep skin or gut on your cock? I think not.
So, have I now proven myself to be not romantic enough for romance? I’ll leave that for you to decide.