I just finished reading a post at All About my Vagina about a topic I have rarely (if ever) seen mentioned, at least in mainstream media: free bleeding.
Now, I also know that most people will have a pretty visceral reaction to this idea muttering an “Eww” or two. But is it really? Or is it a byproduct of the centuries of indoctrination we have had about the impurity of menstruation and women’s bodies? I know it is not practical or doable for everyone. Nor desirable for others. Or suitable for a full time working or studying life. I am fully aware of how it is not something most women might want to practice themselves.
However, I also think that it is a nice and necessary departure from the usual discourse surrounding menstruation, blood and the female body. And I really welcome those exercises in challenging conventional beliefs.