Today's modern woman has many options available to her for taking care of "that time of the month." Tampons with special applicators, dry weave pads, extra absorbency for overnight protection. Heck, we've even got wings! Used to be, you had to make your first solo flight before you earned your wings!
Our forebears were not so lucky. They were stuck stuffing rags into their undergarments. Hence the phrase, "On the rag."
But what did the earliest women do? What did Eve resort to? When it was her time of the month, was Adam heard muttering, "Damn. She's on the fig leaf again!" ?
How did they deal with cramps? Doubt Eve could send Adam running to the nearest pharmacy for Midol. Did he mix up a brew of medicinal herbs? How about bloating? Mood swings? I bet it wasn't such a Garden of Eden when Eve was retaining water and craving cocoa beans.
Did Adam think he'd been "cursed" as much as Eve had been by God?
"And on the first day, Eve did suffer cramps. And it was a pain in the ass. And she did order out for pizza."
Footnote: why are most drug detox/rehab programs the same length as the average menstrual cycle: 28 days?