Even today, menstrual blood is assigned special powers in some select circles:
Do you think that this will stop my boyfriend from cheating?okay i heard about this spell. basically i'd have to bake him a cake and put yeast from my underwear inside the cake. then, i'd have to urinate in a cup and take one teaspoon of the urine and put it in some juice for him to drink. then i'd have to cook him spaghetti and take some of my menstrual blood and mix it in the sauce. my friend did it and her boyfriend would only want to sleep with her, he never cheated on her. i want to try it ? i mean, what's the worst that could happen? he would never know.. right?
Meanwhile, on a health site, I found a progressive secular point-of-view:
It is common for people to avoid having sexual intercourse during menstruation
. The menstrual blood, tampons, and sanitary pads
can potentially get in the way of the “mood.” There are are also certain religions and beliefs that females during menstruation are “unclean.” However, there are many benefits to having sex during menstruation and many crafty ways to avoid the mess! When practiced safely
, sexual intercourse during menstruation is a safe, natural act and causes no harm to either partner (source=http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/sex-your-period
Early on, my wife and I noticed that Moses (Exodus 24)
sprinkled blood (not holy water) on the people as an important part of a ceremony commanded by God. This blood represented joining in a covenant (partnership) with God. Thus, when my penis emerged coated in blood during our love-making, my wife and I began more and more to consider this as the blood of our covenant with each other and with God. In time, the pleasure of discovering this blood completely replaced the earlier annoyances.
With some trepidation, I brought this issue up with my adult students. Women admitted to having a negative outlook on their "menstrual blood" that reached back to the shock of their first flow. But then three or four admitted to deliberately having a family celebration for their daughters at the time of their first menstrual blood. When it came to intercourse, however, four out of five admitted that they instinctively abstained from sex during the menstrual period. This did this not because of any religious prohibition but because of the secrecy and shame surrounded menstruation as teenagers. One out of five, however, had overcome this. As it turned out, I was the only one who celebrated the appearance of menstrual blood.
So, I did some online research and found this: "The actual act of menstruation is not dirty, or unclean, or demeaning, or shameful. It is a disease-fighting, age-fighting, mood-enhancing marvel" (details here=https://meninmenstruation.wordpress.com/tag/menstrual/page/4/
Finally, thanks to Alex, we have this very powerful testimony:
I [Alex] therefore offered to give her as much very delicate oral sex during her period. We tried it and it was a great success. After two or three months of applying this she was a new woman. Her monthly pain prison became a special sensual time. Not just for her was it a eye opening. I had overcome my revulsion of ingesting menstrual blood in order to please her, to free her from pain and yes to be fair to maybe influence her attitudes to her giving of oral sex. I actually grew to love it and find it a beautiful thing. I was eating something of her and by doing so I destroyed completely the idea of menstruation being disgusting, that had been lurking in her mind too. It increased my sex drive quite a lot too (source=https://meninmenstruation.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/mens-guide-on-how-to-be-a-better-boyfriendhusband-during-her-period/#comment-202774
Prof. Aaron Milavec