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What is Menstrual Fluid and what does it Look Like?

What is menstrual fluid? Only about half of menstrual fluid is blood (the rest is cervical mucus, vaginal secretions and endometrial tissue). The blood contains sodium, calcium, phosphate, iron, and chloride. The vaginal fluids contain water, common electrolytes, organ moieties, and at least … Continue reading

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Menstrual Paintings Nov 2010

My second lot of menstrual paintings. In my mind there is something very organ-like (“blood-and-gutsy”) about menstrual blood. I know that menstruation is a natural and necessary event, but when I paint with the blood I still feel ever-so-slightly icky, … Continue reading

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Menstrual Paintings (Oct 2010)

I’d heard of some menstrual cup users painting with their menstrual fluid/blood, so I wanted to have a go too. Below are a few menstrual blood paintings that I did this month. I was surprised by how non-gross it actually was to make these … Continue reading

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