EM is for Menstruation

My A-Z Challenge this year contains posts about writing adult content in fiction – you will not find any adult fiction within the parameters of the challenge, except for illustration purposes.

People are going to hate me for this, but I gotta say it. The “controversy” all started with the “iconic” scene in 50 Shades of Grey where *gasp* Christian Grey removed a tampon from Ana’s down there before he mounted her. And women all over the world tittered or threw up. What. The. Fuck.

Oh but it’s so sickening! they cry. To remove a foreign object from the place a man is going to stick his dick -so what?! Is your blood diseased? Are you not clean down there? If not you might want to reconsider those tampons in the first place, ‘coz it ain’t getting any better! And guys – feeling uneasy about the idea of fucking her during her period? Consider this: get her pregnant and your kid’s comin’ outta that same hole with even MORE blood — head-first! Is that sick or what? If you can’t handle the anatomy, get the hell out of the twat!

And grow the fuck up already!



12 thoughts on “EM is for Menstruation

  1. Thanks for this post. People need to talk or at least recognize that our bodies and desires are part of life, we all live it. I could never believe the number of women who think their period is dirty. We need to stop this kind of thinking! Thanks for your efforts.


  2. Damn, that made me laugh out loud. Which is not a good thing seeing as it’s almost 5 in the morning and the walls of my house seem to be made from rice paper. It’s surprising how menstruation is still taboo. Men need to wise up to the facts about the ‘Devil’s treacle,’ and not see it as a gross affliction.


  3. I understand what you’re saying. However, it’s the way it was presented. There is nothing sexy about yanking out a tampon. Not even within the context of that horrifically written book is tampon yanking sexually stimulating.


    • Okay well let’s face it – there is NOTHING sexually stimulating about 50 Shades. Laugh-inducing, perhaps, at least for people who actually read.
      BUT, E.L. James said she wrote it for people who don’t read, and they tend to be the ones who DID find it stimulating, all but that part. My question is, why that part? And anyway, it’s not that they didn’t find it sexy – many went into full uproar-mode over it. Like, it’s just not done! Even if it was more juicy and appealing, even if it was the best part of the entire book, they still wouldn’t have appreciated it.


      • Because sex and menstruation might happen but it’s not romantic or sexy. You can’t write it to be either. It’s messy and not in a good way.

        That’s not to say I object to it, just saying it’s not ideal.


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