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I Used Months Of Menstruation To Create Beauty
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I Used Months Of Menstruation To Create Beauty

Menstruation is still a taboo today. In many countries women are still segregated during their time of the month. Even where women go about their usual business during menstruation, they still don’t talk about it, it’s not seen.

Even commercials use blue liquid to represent blood. We see so much blood due to violence, yet we shrink away when natural blood is exposed. I got close to it. I saw the beauty in it.

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EmiliaBukowska
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6 years ago

What the fuck is this shit ?????

niKolsViden
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6 years ago

Totally agree

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AshleyMiller
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6 years ago

A period is natural. Painting with period blood is NOT natural. Painting your mans face with period blood is NOT natural. TASTING PERIOD BLOOD IS NOT NATURAL!!!! This is nothing more than a cry for any attention possible, be it postive or negative. How sad.

stanleyscout
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6 years ago

Agreed 100%!!!!

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AmaranthimTalon
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6 years ago

Gross- is my feeling- That said- they say "art" should shock one- should shake you up. In that you have succeeded. Aside from that- I am disgusted. I can't quite wipe the disgust off my face. Fecal matter is also natural- would you dip your fingers and paint with it? I would hope not. Find another medium- hopefully you have made your statement and can move on.

suzemagoo
Community Member
6 years ago

Fecal art story was very popular in our family. It severely embarrassed my brother who briefly tried on that occupation while still in diapers. It was a masterpiece on the wall next to the crib, if one is to believe what was told and retold. Mother of the artist got much better at securing diapers.

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KetayunLi
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree that menstruation should not be considered as taboo theme. in my community young girls are ashamed to mention that they have menstruation, instead they say we have 'guests' or something like this. when you go to shop to buy pads they try to put it in dark bag and give you secretly, as if it utter crime buying them, so, i am all for taking taboo stigma off this subject, but seeing this photos is unsettling and very uncomfortable for me. for me it is not enjoyable seeing some person licking menstrual blood (maybe in the photos it is not real blood but still) or seeing someone painting something with that.as i do not want to see some stranger's vomit or someone's spit on the ground. The first photo was beautiful, though, i probably would have liked it if i did not know it was menstrual blood :D :D menstrual blood is something very intimate that not everyone enjoys bring it out to public, though nobody should be ashamed of it

IlkeYesilay
Community Member
6 years ago

Bloody GOOD!.. You think it's disgusting cause you've been brainwashed by the patriarchal culture all your life. It's not disgusting at all, it's sort of a miracle.

AlexandraChirila
Community Member
6 years ago

So...it's a miracle to taste menstrual blood?

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KarenHansen
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6 years ago

It's a natural thing and I don't think it's gross. Women need to push against the expectations set by society (e.g. being embarrassed about your period). They actually bleeped out the word "period" in reference to menses - it's not a dirty word-FFS.

EmiliaBukowska
Community Member
6 years ago

Of course blood is a natural thing, but you don't have to lick periodic blood , shit is also natural thing and nobody doesn't take pictures of eating/licking somebody's finger coverd with that shit !

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ElizabethDaigle
Community Member
6 years ago

I appreciate this art a lot, even with my "wtf face" while scrolling. I'm not sure where degrading the artist is necessary in the critique.

RachelMorton
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6 years ago

I thought a lot of thing were excepted in todays world. Let's love those who stand to be different and those who want to change the way of thinking. It's only disgusting because it's personal opinion. That means you find yourself a disgusting person when you're going through menstruation.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

What needs to happen is for people to learn the many valuable aspects of menstrual blood - it is fascinating! It has substantial medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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LenaWalters
Community Member
6 years ago

While I agree, menstration shouldn't be taboo, smearing blood everywhere is still gross. Licking blood off your fingers.... Ew... Maybe if I had a papercut or something...

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Look up medical value of menstrual blood, and also for skin care. It isn't toxic. It's value is fascinating.

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SusannaVesna
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6 years ago

The fact that people here are getting disgusted and negative does not necessarily mean that they are "afraid of their own shadow" (quoting below comment). I got no shame and no disgust from the menstruation (mine at least) and I do agree that with all the blood and violence that media has shown us, THIS blood right here is the most peaceful blood which actually symbolizes "life" and continuation of it. That being said, let's not forget that menstrual blood is what is considered "old" or "dirty" blood which is discharged by a woman's body as a means to cleanse itself. So "tasting" it and putting it on one's face is just absolutely unhygienic and gross. Use red paint to symbolize blood if you want. But these 2 photos have a sick vibe to them, something that should be on sick porn channels. :/

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. We need to reconsider the value of this resource. It is not toxic. If you research the subject, you might just decide that it is not in the least bit sick.

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MattNoel
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6 years ago

Oh, look, vagina blood. Beauty. So tired of people treating their period like the most beautiful thing ever. It's not. It's literally just vagina blood.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. With this knowledge, you might reconsider your view.

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Michellequehl
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6 years ago

FUCKING nasty what the fuck get help NOW

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. You should open your mind, and learn something about it. Plenty of great info out there.

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Succexxyy
Community Member
6 years ago

Well, is not the nastiness that I don't like. The photos aren't different, original or creative at all.

PastelUnicorn
Community Member
6 years ago

Ew, that's fucking disgusting. Yes, periods are natural, but painting and licking period blood is NOT.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It isn't toxic. And in fact, menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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AndreaLatham
Community Member
6 years ago

Noooo! Just NO. This is fucking disgusting. Would you do this with urine or faeces? I think not! So why do it with menstrual blood? There is nothing beautiful about this. *vomit*

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is not poison. Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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MelanieAltman
Community Member
6 years ago

That guy doesn't look like he's experiencing wonder. He looks like he's about to cry, and I would, too, if you put that on my face.

SnoopyKoalaBear
Community Member
6 years ago

Yep i really feel sorry for the poor guy. Did he lose a bet or something?

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LynnAttison
Community Member
6 years ago

It never stopped me from living. I was not disgusted. Yes, it did ruin some clothes and yes it hurt like hell...but it made me who I am. I must not have surrounded myself by people who were ignorant, nor did I choose to be. Thank you, Anna Volpi, for bringing back some memories. Yes, I had partners who were not repulsed. :)

TamaraHeikalo
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6 years ago

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YAY! Lynn! And this is what else you can tell people: Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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GuyBrown
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6 years ago

Shitting is still a taboo today. In many countries people are still segregated during their time of the day. Even where people go about their usual business during shitting, they still don’t talk about it, it’s not seen. If I smeared shit all over myself people would assume I was insane, but as it's menstrual blood it's "art".

TamaraHeikalo
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6 years ago

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And, Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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Diana-andreeaRadulescu
Community Member
6 years ago

well...if this is art...thank God DaVinci is dead. I totally dislike people that hide their perverted minds behind the word "art". I'm ok with having a fetish ,but please, don't sell it to me dressed as art. Totally a gree with guys who suported the idea of fecal art, absolutely brilliant in this context :))

SassLord
Community Member
6 years ago

Female myself, I fucking hate getting my period - I don't like the smell, how it feels, or getting my clothes dirty with blood. It's no fucking social construct that I find my periods gross. EVEN THOUGH periods are completely natural. Taking shits is also completely natural and it carries nutrients that bring life to plants and such, but shit is still gross, wouldn't you agree? And why the fuck does that guy have a finger covered in period blood in his mouth? That's just FUCK NO.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It isn't toxic, it does not have hazardous bacteria (unless you have some kind of illness). in fact, Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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Rainbowdashisrad
Community Member
6 years ago

How do you know the blood if it's cherry juice ?

Rainbowdashisrad
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh much grammar I has :))

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NatalieBlenkhorn
Community Member
6 years ago

It's people like this "artist" that give feminists a bad name.

SusaantMenon
Community Member
6 years ago

You are right, but they are not the only ones to be blamed..... Biggest part of blame should go to feminists themselves, who cannot decide and seem to lack the brain power to take tough decision in their movements favor -- to excommunicate such artists from the group.... But I wonder how can they do that, when they themselves claim anything and everything as feminist that even remotely favors their secret (well not so secret) agenda of propagating male hatred (getting rid of masculinity) across the world..... They are confused, because of their own hegemonic agenda.... SO ultimately such things would happen.... In the process of hating masculinity, feminism has started hating anything natural by terming all of it patriarchal in origin.... I never thought that hatred towards their own fathers would turn such large number of people into mental monsters.... And guys have another problem, where their childhood experiences doesn't allow them to hate feminine form, when it turns disgusting.

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StineRuge
Community Member
6 years ago

All the crazy comments here, is the true piece of art. Women! Get to know your body and chill out! Seriously!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Yay! Stine! And, pass it on: Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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suzemagoo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is red paint. Blood is tough to imitate and this type of blood tends to have brown undertones that are missing here. That aside, I've always sensed art that shocks/revolts often does so to compensate a lack. This didn't shock me but I see it may have others.

ChiaraMaretti
Community Member
6 years ago

I personally know the author of this work, and I also personally helped for the realization of one of the pictures... I'm sorry for you, but, actually, that was real blood. The color is so vivid because of the use of the fleurcup, that prevents blood from getting "dirt" and browner. :)

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Lulik
Community Member
6 years ago

Eeeeee... nope. Just nope.

niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

Nasty, come on now, There is no beauty in that. Would you find beauty in painting fecal or urine matter or watching someone licking it. Thats just too much.Yes its life, but something thats quite personal. Its not that menstruation is nasty in itself, but painting and publicly licking, keep that to yourselfs!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is not toxic. Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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Amber Dunn
Community Member
5 years ago

The one titled wonder cracked me up. Like his face makes me think he's wondering wtf he has period blood on his face. Lol

AndyThornhill
Community Member
6 years ago

It's not for me but I respect the art and courage to present it. I certainly cannot tear down what I do not understand but I support you.

KarenConda
Community Member
6 years ago

fine, art is art. But why the fuck taste menstrual blood?! paint with it fine..but don't taste it! It is not meant to be tasted!!!!

Paul2
Community Member
6 years ago

Why? If you are trying for shock, ok, you have hit your target. I'm disappointed that you were permitted to post this trash. Reminds me of the time the person posted the cross in a glass of urine. This is just as much poor taste. You need a Doctor.

ChristophOtt
Community Member
6 years ago

yawn ... one day you may become a real artist. Try again please.

hamnah
Community Member
6 years ago

Thanks for making me feel like i wanna vomit

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Here's the thing: menstrual blood has value in ways that might surprise you. Important medical research is producing some interesting results, and, get this, it is good for the skin. It is also superb for the compost and garden.

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MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

This is one of the more pretentious things I've seen today.

eaglegreen
Community Member
6 years ago

The event itself is not disgusting, but your artwork is. Good Grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

But it opens an important dialogue. Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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JuneGamble
Community Member
6 years ago

Yeeeeuuuuccckkk! Get help! This is NOT nice at all.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

June, please look up the value of menstrual blood. You will be very surprised. There is vital medical research being done about it. And, it is actually good for your skin. As well as for your garden. Yes, it is hard to see blood, but this presentation is great because it opens up the need to discuss, and, most important, to become aware, and learn.

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IsabellaGirardello
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally tasteless!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Look up value of menstrual blood, medical and for skin. You will be pleasantly surprised. And you'll learn something wonderful.

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niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

Nasty

Aparna Gopan
Community Member
2 years ago

Just chanced upon this. I'm a menstrual educator and think this is wonderful. We are curating a similar project now.. Would love to discuss a collaboration. @elefantishere/www.elefantintheroom.org Do let me know if this interests you

Barbora Brejšová
Community Member
4 years ago

I know that i am maybe magor, because i am artist, and i understand this photos, for me its very interesting !

JorgeNoriega
Community Member
6 years ago

Que asco

katlia
Community Member
6 years ago

eeewwwww

LizzyR
Community Member
6 years ago

ok...this...I'm sorry is NOT art. no...I'm not sorry a lot people even myself see period blood as something that is natural but disgusting and smelly. and putting it on your boyfriends face? omg no.

NikoMersie
Community Member
6 years ago

This is sickening !!

Moonstruck
Community Member
6 years ago

Ew wtf?

KatrinaGreen
Community Member
6 years ago

i have nothing against periods, but i dont think i needed to see someone eating it.....I mean i get what youre trying to do, but this is NOT THE RIGHT WAY

stanleyscout
Community Member
6 years ago

Not a fan of this. Just not resonating with me at all. Just gross. Yes, it's a natural part of life but so is shit and vomit, and I wouldn't like to see photos of those things, either.

CaidenNeville-Smith
Community Member
6 years ago

You're Disgusting.

AleksAndra
Community Member
6 years ago

Whaaat???

LandP
Community Member
6 years ago

@ Tamara Heikalo - can you tell me more about the medical value of menstrual blood?

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is easy to find via internet. Just google "medical value of menstrual blood." Loads of info.

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Q
Community Member
6 years ago

the "wonder" dude is gonna be single for a while :D

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Not likely. He probably just did cunnilingus. He isn't hung up about it. Cudos to him! Plus, FYI Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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AnnaKuzmina
Community Member
6 years ago

Well done. Thank you <3

EO'C
Community Member
6 years ago

This is beautiful

Wynk2u
Community Member
6 years ago

Also, art ignoramuses, there have been feces art installations.

Wynk2u
Community Member
6 years ago

Interesting that the bodily fluid that comes out of a guy is fine but a bodily fluid that comes out of a girl is OMG NO.

MaggieShearin
Community Member
6 years ago

TMI, Lady! TMI!

MaggieShearin
Community Member
6 years ago

Um....

AnžeVirant
Community Member
6 years ago

Artist's point proven. Thanks, fellow commentators:)

GuyBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

The artist is just using shock factor to gain attention, there's nothing beautiful about smearing blood on another persons face, it's unhygienic and just plain disgusting.

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AraKropp
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for sharing your work! I regularly create art with my own menstruation as well. For me there is nothing disgusting about it. Menstruation for me is visually aesthetic, has a lot of rich connotations (blood, procreation etc.) and so much stigma. I like to use art to start a discourse about the beauty in things that are called unhealthy, gross, hurtful. I find beauty in menstrual art like mine or yours. Thank you for being part of this. Who wants to have a look at my work: http://stimmefrisstfeuer.tumblr.com

AraKropp
Community Member
6 years ago

as well menstruation is the only blood you can use for art without having to hurt someone. It is rather peaceful (even though it sometimes can feel very bad...)

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DavidSnitkin
Community Member
6 years ago

Fascinating

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome. Here's another thing all you naysayers should know: menstrual fluid has medical value. For instance: "Scientists in Japan have discovered that cells taken from menstrual blood can be cultivated in the lab and used like stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue." A truly undervalued resource. LOOK. IT. UP. Learn something. It is also valuable in your compost, and garden.

boredkoala
Community Member
6 years ago

If you don't like it don't keep looking at it. Just go about your way and complain in your head.

SusaantMenon
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with ur comment here.... And in the same vein, can I say, that the women who think that they don't like people getting disgusted on seeing or smelling or coming close to a women in period, should keep away from such disgusted people.... That is definitely not a proof that patriarchy is working and thus, should be fought against to alleviate women's status through menstrual blood art work and going public to celebrate happy to bleed campaign.... Other people have their right to get disgusted at what they think is disgusting...

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susanna
Community Member
6 years ago

We see enough blood on the daily news

LaurenţiuDrăghici
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not art. This is just some sick assholes trying to sell some shit by doing something shocking. News flash! It's not shocking, it's disgusting! If you're into this sort of shit, you shoul at least keep it to yourselfes.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. Well-worth getting informed about, hmm? Especially the medical value. It could save your life. The value here in this presentation is that it opens up discussion about something few people understand. I can see you becoming a strong advocate! Lots of great info available! You might surprise yourself!

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BennyLava
Community Member
6 years ago

Now do one where you are smoking or cooking a turd. It too is natural.

VerónicaCarvalho
Community Member
6 years ago

the amount of women disgusted by something so natural is, in itself, unnatural. Menstruation is part of life, it's normal and there is nothing weird about it. This is the result of years and years of feeling shame of something so natural. I'm shocked to see how many women are disgusted.

Wynk2u
Community Member
6 years ago

Hypocrites, all of you. Women (and men) suck semen out of a guys dick or end up with it all over them and that's ok but this isn't?

JoelDavis
Community Member
6 years ago

Pictures of people with semen all over their face is called porn.

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SnoopyKoalaBear
Community Member
6 years ago

Dear author, this is disgusting and unhygienic. Especially the one where it's tasting blood. Please buy some pads and tampons. Thank you.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Sure, seeing blood can be hard, but it is not disgusting. Here is something you should know: Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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MaxRoma
Community Member
6 years ago

FUCKING NOPE.

BennyLava
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6 years ago

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You are one sick fuck. Ugly crap.

AttackOnTitanIsAwesome
Community Member
6 years ago

If that was a 19 or 20 year old I'm pretty sure you would be amused. So please keep your sexist opinions out of this. Thank you.

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EmiliaBukowska
Community Member
6 years ago

What the fuck is this shit ?????

niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally agree

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AshleyMiller
Community Member
6 years ago

A period is natural. Painting with period blood is NOT natural. Painting your mans face with period blood is NOT natural. TASTING PERIOD BLOOD IS NOT NATURAL!!!! This is nothing more than a cry for any attention possible, be it postive or negative. How sad.

stanleyscout
Community Member
6 years ago

Agreed 100%!!!!

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AmaranthimTalon
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross- is my feeling- That said- they say "art" should shock one- should shake you up. In that you have succeeded. Aside from that- I am disgusted. I can't quite wipe the disgust off my face. Fecal matter is also natural- would you dip your fingers and paint with it? I would hope not. Find another medium- hopefully you have made your statement and can move on.

suzemagoo
Community Member
6 years ago

Fecal art story was very popular in our family. It severely embarrassed my brother who briefly tried on that occupation while still in diapers. It was a masterpiece on the wall next to the crib, if one is to believe what was told and retold. Mother of the artist got much better at securing diapers.

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KetayunLi
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree that menstruation should not be considered as taboo theme. in my community young girls are ashamed to mention that they have menstruation, instead they say we have 'guests' or something like this. when you go to shop to buy pads they try to put it in dark bag and give you secretly, as if it utter crime buying them, so, i am all for taking taboo stigma off this subject, but seeing this photos is unsettling and very uncomfortable for me. for me it is not enjoyable seeing some person licking menstrual blood (maybe in the photos it is not real blood but still) or seeing someone painting something with that.as i do not want to see some stranger's vomit or someone's spit on the ground. The first photo was beautiful, though, i probably would have liked it if i did not know it was menstrual blood :D :D menstrual blood is something very intimate that not everyone enjoys bring it out to public, though nobody should be ashamed of it

IlkeYesilay
Community Member
6 years ago

Bloody GOOD!.. You think it's disgusting cause you've been brainwashed by the patriarchal culture all your life. It's not disgusting at all, it's sort of a miracle.

AlexandraChirila
Community Member
6 years ago

So...it's a miracle to taste menstrual blood?

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KarenHansen
Community Member
6 years ago

It's a natural thing and I don't think it's gross. Women need to push against the expectations set by society (e.g. being embarrassed about your period). They actually bleeped out the word "period" in reference to menses - it's not a dirty word-FFS.

EmiliaBukowska
Community Member
6 years ago

Of course blood is a natural thing, but you don't have to lick periodic blood , shit is also natural thing and nobody doesn't take pictures of eating/licking somebody's finger coverd with that shit !

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ElizabethDaigle
Community Member
6 years ago

I appreciate this art a lot, even with my "wtf face" while scrolling. I'm not sure where degrading the artist is necessary in the critique.

RachelMorton
Community Member
6 years ago

I thought a lot of thing were excepted in todays world. Let's love those who stand to be different and those who want to change the way of thinking. It's only disgusting because it's personal opinion. That means you find yourself a disgusting person when you're going through menstruation.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

What needs to happen is for people to learn the many valuable aspects of menstrual blood - it is fascinating! It has substantial medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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LenaWalters
Community Member
6 years ago

While I agree, menstration shouldn't be taboo, smearing blood everywhere is still gross. Licking blood off your fingers.... Ew... Maybe if I had a papercut or something...

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Look up medical value of menstrual blood, and also for skin care. It isn't toxic. It's value is fascinating.

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

The fact that people here are getting disgusted and negative does not necessarily mean that they are "afraid of their own shadow" (quoting below comment). I got no shame and no disgust from the menstruation (mine at least) and I do agree that with all the blood and violence that media has shown us, THIS blood right here is the most peaceful blood which actually symbolizes "life" and continuation of it. That being said, let's not forget that menstrual blood is what is considered "old" or "dirty" blood which is discharged by a woman's body as a means to cleanse itself. So "tasting" it and putting it on one's face is just absolutely unhygienic and gross. Use red paint to symbolize blood if you want. But these 2 photos have a sick vibe to them, something that should be on sick porn channels. :/

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. We need to reconsider the value of this resource. It is not toxic. If you research the subject, you might just decide that it is not in the least bit sick.

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MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh, look, vagina blood. Beauty. So tired of people treating their period like the most beautiful thing ever. It's not. It's literally just vagina blood.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. With this knowledge, you might reconsider your view.

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Michellequehl
Community Member
6 years ago

FUCKING nasty what the fuck get help NOW

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. You should open your mind, and learn something about it. Plenty of great info out there.

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Succexxyy
Community Member
6 years ago

Well, is not the nastiness that I don't like. The photos aren't different, original or creative at all.

PastelUnicorn
Community Member
6 years ago

Ew, that's fucking disgusting. Yes, periods are natural, but painting and licking period blood is NOT.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It isn't toxic. And in fact, menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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AndreaLatham
Community Member
6 years ago

Noooo! Just NO. This is fucking disgusting. Would you do this with urine or faeces? I think not! So why do it with menstrual blood? There is nothing beautiful about this. *vomit*

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is not poison. Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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MelanieAltman
Community Member
6 years ago

That guy doesn't look like he's experiencing wonder. He looks like he's about to cry, and I would, too, if you put that on my face.

SnoopyKoalaBear
Community Member
6 years ago

Yep i really feel sorry for the poor guy. Did he lose a bet or something?

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LynnAttison
Community Member
6 years ago

It never stopped me from living. I was not disgusted. Yes, it did ruin some clothes and yes it hurt like hell...but it made me who I am. I must not have surrounded myself by people who were ignorant, nor did I choose to be. Thank you, Anna Volpi, for bringing back some memories. Yes, I had partners who were not repulsed. :)

TamaraHeikalo
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6 years ago

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YAY! Lynn! And this is what else you can tell people: Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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GuyBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

Shitting is still a taboo today. In many countries people are still segregated during their time of the day. Even where people go about their usual business during shitting, they still don’t talk about it, it’s not seen. If I smeared shit all over myself people would assume I was insane, but as it's menstrual blood it's "art".

TamaraHeikalo
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6 years ago

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And, Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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Diana-andreeaRadulescu
Community Member
6 years ago

well...if this is art...thank God DaVinci is dead. I totally dislike people that hide their perverted minds behind the word "art". I'm ok with having a fetish ,but please, don't sell it to me dressed as art. Totally a gree with guys who suported the idea of fecal art, absolutely brilliant in this context :))

SassLord
Community Member
6 years ago

Female myself, I fucking hate getting my period - I don't like the smell, how it feels, or getting my clothes dirty with blood. It's no fucking social construct that I find my periods gross. EVEN THOUGH periods are completely natural. Taking shits is also completely natural and it carries nutrients that bring life to plants and such, but shit is still gross, wouldn't you agree? And why the fuck does that guy have a finger covered in period blood in his mouth? That's just FUCK NO.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It isn't toxic, it does not have hazardous bacteria (unless you have some kind of illness). in fact, Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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Rainbowdashisrad
Community Member
6 years ago

How do you know the blood if it's cherry juice ?

Rainbowdashisrad
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh much grammar I has :))

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NatalieBlenkhorn
Community Member
6 years ago

It's people like this "artist" that give feminists a bad name.

SusaantMenon
Community Member
6 years ago

You are right, but they are not the only ones to be blamed..... Biggest part of blame should go to feminists themselves, who cannot decide and seem to lack the brain power to take tough decision in their movements favor -- to excommunicate such artists from the group.... But I wonder how can they do that, when they themselves claim anything and everything as feminist that even remotely favors their secret (well not so secret) agenda of propagating male hatred (getting rid of masculinity) across the world..... They are confused, because of their own hegemonic agenda.... SO ultimately such things would happen.... In the process of hating masculinity, feminism has started hating anything natural by terming all of it patriarchal in origin.... I never thought that hatred towards their own fathers would turn such large number of people into mental monsters.... And guys have another problem, where their childhood experiences doesn't allow them to hate feminine form, when it turns disgusting.

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StineRuge
Community Member
6 years ago

All the crazy comments here, is the true piece of art. Women! Get to know your body and chill out! Seriously!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Yay! Stine! And, pass it on: Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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suzemagoo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is red paint. Blood is tough to imitate and this type of blood tends to have brown undertones that are missing here. That aside, I've always sensed art that shocks/revolts often does so to compensate a lack. This didn't shock me but I see it may have others.

ChiaraMaretti
Community Member
6 years ago

I personally know the author of this work, and I also personally helped for the realization of one of the pictures... I'm sorry for you, but, actually, that was real blood. The color is so vivid because of the use of the fleurcup, that prevents blood from getting "dirt" and browner. :)

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Lulik
Community Member
6 years ago

Eeeeee... nope. Just nope.

niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

Nasty, come on now, There is no beauty in that. Would you find beauty in painting fecal or urine matter or watching someone licking it. Thats just too much.Yes its life, but something thats quite personal. Its not that menstruation is nasty in itself, but painting and publicly licking, keep that to yourselfs!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is not toxic. Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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Amber Dunn
Community Member
5 years ago

The one titled wonder cracked me up. Like his face makes me think he's wondering wtf he has period blood on his face. Lol

AndyThornhill
Community Member
6 years ago

It's not for me but I respect the art and courage to present it. I certainly cannot tear down what I do not understand but I support you.

KarenConda
Community Member
6 years ago

fine, art is art. But why the fuck taste menstrual blood?! paint with it fine..but don't taste it! It is not meant to be tasted!!!!

Paul2
Community Member
6 years ago

Why? If you are trying for shock, ok, you have hit your target. I'm disappointed that you were permitted to post this trash. Reminds me of the time the person posted the cross in a glass of urine. This is just as much poor taste. You need a Doctor.

ChristophOtt
Community Member
6 years ago

yawn ... one day you may become a real artist. Try again please.

hamnah
Community Member
6 years ago

Thanks for making me feel like i wanna vomit

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Here's the thing: menstrual blood has value in ways that might surprise you. Important medical research is producing some interesting results, and, get this, it is good for the skin. It is also superb for the compost and garden.

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MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

This is one of the more pretentious things I've seen today.

eaglegreen
Community Member
6 years ago

The event itself is not disgusting, but your artwork is. Good Grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

But it opens an important dialogue. Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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JuneGamble
Community Member
6 years ago

Yeeeeuuuuccckkk! Get help! This is NOT nice at all.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

June, please look up the value of menstrual blood. You will be very surprised. There is vital medical research being done about it. And, it is actually good for your skin. As well as for your garden. Yes, it is hard to see blood, but this presentation is great because it opens up the need to discuss, and, most important, to become aware, and learn.

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IsabellaGirardello
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally tasteless!

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Look up value of menstrual blood, medical and for skin. You will be pleasantly surprised. And you'll learn something wonderful.

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niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

Nasty

Aparna Gopan
Community Member
2 years ago

Just chanced upon this. I'm a menstrual educator and think this is wonderful. We are curating a similar project now.. Would love to discuss a collaboration. @elefantishere/www.elefantintheroom.org Do let me know if this interests you

Barbora Brejšová
Community Member
4 years ago

I know that i am maybe magor, because i am artist, and i understand this photos, for me its very interesting !

JorgeNoriega
Community Member
6 years ago

Que asco

katlia
Community Member
6 years ago

eeewwwww

LizzyR
Community Member
6 years ago

ok...this...I'm sorry is NOT art. no...I'm not sorry a lot people even myself see period blood as something that is natural but disgusting and smelly. and putting it on your boyfriends face? omg no.

NikoMersie
Community Member
6 years ago

This is sickening !!

Moonstruck
Community Member
6 years ago

Ew wtf?

KatrinaGreen
Community Member
6 years ago

i have nothing against periods, but i dont think i needed to see someone eating it.....I mean i get what youre trying to do, but this is NOT THE RIGHT WAY

stanleyscout
Community Member
6 years ago

Not a fan of this. Just not resonating with me at all. Just gross. Yes, it's a natural part of life but so is shit and vomit, and I wouldn't like to see photos of those things, either.

CaidenNeville-Smith
Community Member
6 years ago

You're Disgusting.

AleksAndra
Community Member
6 years ago

Whaaat???

LandP
Community Member
6 years ago

@ Tamara Heikalo - can you tell me more about the medical value of menstrual blood?

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

It is easy to find via internet. Just google "medical value of menstrual blood." Loads of info.

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Q
Community Member
6 years ago

the "wonder" dude is gonna be single for a while :D

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Not likely. He probably just did cunnilingus. He isn't hung up about it. Cudos to him! Plus, FYI Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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AnnaKuzmina
Community Member
6 years ago

Well done. Thank you <3

EO'C
Community Member
6 years ago

This is beautiful

Wynk2u
Community Member
6 years ago

Also, art ignoramuses, there have been feces art installations.

Wynk2u
Community Member
6 years ago

Interesting that the bodily fluid that comes out of a guy is fine but a bodily fluid that comes out of a girl is OMG NO.

MaggieShearin
Community Member
6 years ago

TMI, Lady! TMI!

MaggieShearin
Community Member
6 years ago

Um....

AnžeVirant
Community Member
6 years ago

Artist's point proven. Thanks, fellow commentators:)

GuyBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

The artist is just using shock factor to gain attention, there's nothing beautiful about smearing blood on another persons face, it's unhygienic and just plain disgusting.

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AraKropp
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for sharing your work! I regularly create art with my own menstruation as well. For me there is nothing disgusting about it. Menstruation for me is visually aesthetic, has a lot of rich connotations (blood, procreation etc.) and so much stigma. I like to use art to start a discourse about the beauty in things that are called unhealthy, gross, hurtful. I find beauty in menstrual art like mine or yours. Thank you for being part of this. Who wants to have a look at my work: http://stimmefrisstfeuer.tumblr.com

AraKropp
Community Member
6 years ago

as well menstruation is the only blood you can use for art without having to hurt someone. It is rather peaceful (even though it sometimes can feel very bad...)

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DavidSnitkin
Community Member
6 years ago

Fascinating

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome. Here's another thing all you naysayers should know: menstrual fluid has medical value. For instance: "Scientists in Japan have discovered that cells taken from menstrual blood can be cultivated in the lab and used like stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue." A truly undervalued resource. LOOK. IT. UP. Learn something. It is also valuable in your compost, and garden.

boredkoala
Community Member
6 years ago

If you don't like it don't keep looking at it. Just go about your way and complain in your head.

SusaantMenon
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with ur comment here.... And in the same vein, can I say, that the women who think that they don't like people getting disgusted on seeing or smelling or coming close to a women in period, should keep away from such disgusted people.... That is definitely not a proof that patriarchy is working and thus, should be fought against to alleviate women's status through menstrual blood art work and going public to celebrate happy to bleed campaign.... Other people have their right to get disgusted at what they think is disgusting...

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susanna
Community Member
6 years ago

We see enough blood on the daily news

LaurenţiuDrăghici
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not art. This is just some sick assholes trying to sell some shit by doing something shocking. News flash! It's not shocking, it's disgusting! If you're into this sort of shit, you shoul at least keep it to yourselfes.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden. Well-worth getting informed about, hmm? Especially the medical value. It could save your life. The value here in this presentation is that it opens up discussion about something few people understand. I can see you becoming a strong advocate! Lots of great info available! You might surprise yourself!

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BennyLava
Community Member
6 years ago

Now do one where you are smoking or cooking a turd. It too is natural.

VerónicaCarvalho
Community Member
6 years ago

the amount of women disgusted by something so natural is, in itself, unnatural. Menstruation is part of life, it's normal and there is nothing weird about it. This is the result of years and years of feeling shame of something so natural. I'm shocked to see how many women are disgusted.

Wynk2u
Community Member
6 years ago

Hypocrites, all of you. Women (and men) suck semen out of a guys dick or end up with it all over them and that's ok but this isn't?

JoelDavis
Community Member
6 years ago

Pictures of people with semen all over their face is called porn.

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SnoopyKoalaBear
Community Member
6 years ago

Dear author, this is disgusting and unhygienic. Especially the one where it's tasting blood. Please buy some pads and tampons. Thank you.

TamaraHeikalo
Community Member
6 years ago

Sure, seeing blood can be hard, but it is not disgusting. Here is something you should know: Menstrual blood has medical value, as well as being good for the skin, and superb for the compost and garden.

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MaxRoma
Community Member
6 years ago

FUCKING NOPE.

BennyLava
Community Member
6 years ago

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You are one sick fuck. Ugly crap.

AttackOnTitanIsAwesome
Community Member
6 years ago

If that was a 19 or 20 year old I'm pretty sure you would be amused. So please keep your sexist opinions out of this. Thank you.

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