[Ed. – Does she have any idea how this makes trans women feel? – Abe Greenwald]
A sex coach is smearing menstrual blood on her face in a bid to end the stigma and shame around periods.
Demetra Nyx, 26, regularly posts selfies to her Instagram page covered in her blood, which she says is “powerful”.
Demetra, who lives in LA, California, had her first period aged 12, but was ashamed of it and thought it was disgusting.
She would try and hide her period from boyfriends, and worried about bleeding through her clothes.
Demetra said: “I was simultaneously embarrassed and fascinated by my period. I felt apologetic about it a lot and tried to hide it from boyfriends.
“Our society teaches us that periods are dirty and inconvenient.
“Ads about menstrual products talk about smelling ‘fresh’ or making us cleaner, implying that our bodies’ natural functions are gross.”
Embarrassed and ashamed, she had an IUD fitted when she was 20, after the pill gave her panic attacks and reduced her libido.