Menstrual pads?

So apparently menstrual pads exist now, in plastic bags and boxes of individually wrapped plastic bags. Do female characters have a menstruation cycle now? Can I use them for makeshift bandages? Nothing seems to happen when I try to (a)ctivate one.

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Basic hygeine maintenance is not and will never be a part of the game (per the frequently made suggestions list).

They don’t have a direct use, but I believe they can be cut up for materials. They exist ingame because hygiene products exist IRL.


they also yield a better trade price than their salvage

they should allow you to use them as bandages though… I know the army and medics always carry them around since they’re good at soaking blood

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After some experimentation, it looks like I can quickly disassemble them into 3 cotton balls each, which make acceptable basic bandages.