A recent study about the taboos associated with menstruation is getting a lot of press, including coverage in The Huffington Post, Mashable, The Daily Beast, and other news outlets, which often include a helpfully illustrative crotch shot with their story. What’s the best way to get people to read about periods and make menstruation less of a taboo? We have a full analysis of the issue below.

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This woman has period cramps, but that won’t stop her from looking sexy. (image via The Daily Beast)

Periods! It’s a thing that happens to all women. So why is it so taboo to talk about menstruation?


Yes, sexy American crotches get their periods too.
(image via Mashable)

While most women are comfortable with talking about their periods with other women, most women are uncomfortable discussing menstruation with male friends, family, work colleagues, and classmates.

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Are we going to show you that sweet pussy?
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(image via The Huffington Post)

Women will often replace the words “period” and menstruation” with more euphemistic terms like “Aunt Flo” or “Lady Times” out of embarrassment.


Is this woman on her period? Or is she touching herself? You decide!

This stigma is further exacerbated in developing countries where women may even miss school or work due to embarrassment over their periods.


This is where the blood happens, but also the sex.

Making matters worse, tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene products can often be expensive and/or difficult to access, especially for the poor or those in developing nations.


Did you know that a woman can fuck while on her period? It’s true.

Menstruation education varies widely from country to country, with about 90% of women in the U.S. receiving menstrual health education, but only 75% in Russia.


Yuck! How did this informative diagram get in here?

Some companies — like Coexist, a small British company with a predominantly female employee-base — are controversially considering giving “period leave” to women.


What do a pair of hot boobs have to do with periods? Not much, but they are both things that women have!

Periods! It’s a thing that women have to deal with.

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This hottie will get her period at some point. Maybe she has it right now!