It seems more like a strange fetish than an art. I find people who put period blood or shit on things and try to sell it to museums kind of disturbing.
It doesn't really gross me out. It doesn't appeal as art either.
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To these people, they think it's art.. they are expressing themselves, which, well, to me is the base of any creative endeavor. Human expression.
That in of itself doesn't make it any less gross, or even ''good'' art... there's plenty of other aesthetically ''crappy art'' out there.
And yeah, in response to a couple other posts.. I can see this being used as shock art, as well.. I never see how that's supposed to resonate properly, in terms of getting others to embrace their idea. Ah well.
Overall, it's kind of vapid to me, and perhaps not the most creative means of expressing the concepts.
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How unsavory. My feeling about this is the same as someone doing art with their own dung or urine. I'm not going to stop them, but I don't really have any interest in it, and probably no good would come of my knowing the person that does it. We won't click.
The art itself strikes me as largely trying to gain its power from symbolism that I think borders on being gimmicky. And I think art that depends entirely on symbolics is bearly art at all.
Originally Posted by kyuuei
The woman in the link clearly calls it Moon Blood. It's a wiccan/pagan thing, it's religious, not a fetish.
Alas, I can attribute any stupid thing I do to religion. And I don't see why religion and fetish need by framed as a dichotomy.
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One woman talks of reclaiming our cycles as spiritual journeys.. and, you know, I'm not one to feel ashamed about body function; it is what it is. The human body. And, overall, it's a beautiful system. However, body secretions in general are pretty unsanitary. This is my personal reasoning for not feeling compelled to discuss it, ordinarily. If the topic's brought up, I don't shy away from it. I don't feel like I need to ''reclaim'' something I never lost.
I suppose it's just not anything that lingers for too long in the foreground of my mind.
That's not to say I can't understand how some women struggle with the stigma surrounding this particular issue. I'm all for growing beyond societal taboos, and letting go of shame, but.. yeah.. this just seems excessive to me, ultimately. I imagine I'd react with same sort of revulsion at someone using regular blood, or saliva, semen, and soforth to paint with.
It's obviously cathartic for a number of people, so, wonderful. I can appreciate the concept. They can do as they please, but.. it's certainly not anything I'd want physically nearby.
I'm curious to see what the rest of you think/feel about this form of feminine expression. And those females out there who are artistically inclined.. would you do this? Why or why not?
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I got in an argument with a woman about this once, several years back. I think she implied that because I'm not on board with painting with my menses, that I am obviously disgusted by my periods and bodily functions. :rolli: I'm OK with my womanhood and deal with my periods and all that, but this is.... just not right to me. It's not that it's menstrual blood that squicks me out, it's that it's BLOOD.
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I think it's pretty awesome. If it was hand-blood, we would all think it was cool, but because it came from her vajeen, suddenly we're all creeped out. Aside from it's artistic value, it points so a weird taboo we keep about wimmins periods being gross. Or rather, that anything related to genitalia is improper and vile. (Not mine of course, but you know, with all of yours.)