Just look at the comments section of any article that mentions sex while menstruating for an idea of the strong reactions it provokes. The reactions are extreme really, given that there is nothing dirty or dangerous about period sex. Photographer Nolwen Cifuentes hopes that her photo series, Period Piece, will challenge our lingering reservations around period sex and normalise getting pleasure during your period. Warning: The photographs below do include nudity, nipples, and fake period blood, so they may not be suitable for work.
We chatted with Nolwen Cifuentes about her stigma-challenging series.
Learning to normalize and celebrate a natural process of the female body is so integral not only for the physical wellbeing enjoyment of women, but also for the mental wellbeing enjoyment of women and men. Not that I would know exactly when that is; I am not a morning person. So, how do you do it? And why? And will Winona still have an infatuation with Christmas lights in Season 2 of Stranger Things or what? I digress. Here is a guide to getting it on while your uterine lining is getting out. There are a variety of ways to go about period sex. The bed works wonderfully by offering a comfortable environment to assess which positions you and your partner like the most. Lay down a towel, look into each others eyes, and express that love and respect.
Self-described "menstrual designer" Jen Lewis has released a macrophotography project where she takes photos of her menstrual blood in water, The Huffington Post reports. The project, titled "Beauty in Blood," was inspired by Lewis developing a closer relationship with her period after she switched to menstrual cups and started finally seeing that her period wasn't as disgusting as she'd always thought it was. Lewis said she saw plenty of images of blood in the media all the time, but it was only in scenes where violence was happening and menstrual blood was never depicted, so she aimed to change that. She collaborated with her husband, first by pouring blood into the toilet and watching what happened, and then putting in the blood into an aquarium with salt water and fresh water to see if that changed the way it flowed, and also says she experimented with different ways of pouring the blood into the containers. She said, "I like to experiment with different blood delivery systems, i. Lewis said she hopes the project will show people that menstruation is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of, which is a message that can't be said enough. Take a look at these gorgeous photos and remember that your period is incredible and not gross, please and thank you.
Included below are three unique couples, their portraits and stories. Almost every time, I am horniest at the beginning of my period. The stigma that periods are gross and the people themselves while on it can create a lot of shame and cause sexual issues and trauma. It also feeds into the idea that people on their periods do not own their bodies and are only ripe for sex in times where the other partner deems so. Period sex is such a great way to connect with your partner.