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Tag Archives: menstrual blood
Stem cells are a type of biological cell that have the potential to become any cell in the body, therefore they can be used to repair damaged tissue. Stem cells come from two main sources: embryos or adult tissues. Embryonic … Continue reading
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
35 mls (2.4 tablespoons) is the average volume of menstrual fluid lost during a cycle. However anywhere from 25–80 milliliters (1–6 tablespoons of menstrual fluid) is considered normal. Only 10% of women lose more or less than this when menstruating. The actual amount lost … Continue reading
Here’s a video of Vanessa Tiegs “Menstrala” paintings (they’re pretty amazing – no one can say they aren’t beautiful!):
Dorothy Nixon has written an interesting post about womanly blood on screen at menstruation.com.au. She comments, “The only female blood movie TV screenwriters seem interested in exploring comes from knife stabs and gunshot wounds… I recall watching my husband sitting impassively … Continue reading
This video is of my favourite spoken word poem by Andrea Gibson, “Say Yes” (the lyrics are below the video). At 1.00 minute she talks about menstruation: “This is for women and for the men who taught me only women bleed with the moon … Continue reading
Lani Beloso is a painter/photographer, as well as a long-term sufferer of very painful and heavy periods. She recently created “The Period Piece”, an art expedition showcasing 13 canvases each covered with her own menstrual blood, representing a year’s worth … Continue reading