The filmmakers cut the infamous ‘tampon scene’ from Fifty Shades of Grey without understanding why fans found it sexy instead of disgusting.
I am a big fan of period sex.
Part of my enjoyment is that I came of age in a place (Vermont, renowned for its woodsmen and its hippies) and a time (the late 70s and early 80s) that were conducive to being matter-of-fact about female bodies. The very first time I had sex during my period was on the floor of a nearly-empty college apartment with a guy I was dating; I had no idea that I had gotten my period while we were shagging. I went to the bathroom and, in the greenish cast of the fluorescent lights, I saw the blood. I thought it was pretty cool.
I walked out and told the guy. “Oh,” he said, looked down at his crotch, and offered me a beer. It was no big deal to him. (Read more)