Sex coach becomes social media sensation – after smearing her face with menstrual blood

Menstruation is a hot topic of discussion at the moment, for all the right reasons.

Women are fed up of having to hide something that is so natural and a symbol of our ability to create beautiful babies.

But yet there are too many stories of young girls feeling ashamed and not being allowed to go to the bathroom at school due to a lack of understanding from teachers.

Now a woman, living in California, wants to turn the tables on those feelings of shame and embarrassment and help women to embrace their menstrual cycle.

Her methods are shocking to some but has made her an internet sensation, gathering support from fans all over the world.

Sex coach Demetra Nyx is hoping to banish the idea that periods are dirty or disgusting and educate people to understand that period blood is the same as any other kind of blood.

Demetra grew up, like most women, made to feel that periods should be kept secret, never talked about, according to life.shared.com.

Shouldn’t feel ashamed

She was taught that we should hide any sign that we’re on our period such as tampons and pads and made to feel embarrassed if anyone sees them in our bags.

As Demetra points out, periods are something we cannot control, so why should we feel ashamed of them?

Demetra wants to help women realize how powerful and beautiful periods can be and does this by posting images of herself covered in her menstrual blood.

It’s not an easy image to see for most people but it has forced the topic to be discussed and helped make it less of a taboo issue.

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I will do this every month until people are no longer shocked by it. ? I will do it until little girls stop being taught that the natural functions of their bodies are disgusting and unclean. I will do it until women stop feeling like they can’t have sex on their period because it is gross. I will do it until we stop being embarrassed that we sometimes bleed through our clothing. Through your sheets. The idea isn’t to get everyone to put blood on their face (though – wow – does it make your skin glow!) Rather… if I do something soooo shockingly disgusting and put it out in public… maybe someone somewhere will feel like: “well, if she can do *that*, maybe I don’t have to hate my period after all. Maybe my body isn’t that gross after all.” . Also, it’s fun and I like it ??‍♀️ . #mybodymychoice #menstruation #witchesofinstagram #blood #witch #fuckyourstandards

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Demetra started talking about periods openly on her social media post and posted her first selfie covered in menstrual blood in April 2018.

She wrote, “Some things: Happy New Moon in Aries + my first house. I’ve created a free 7-day video series about working with our menstrual cycles (long overdue, too!) that I will start sharing tomorrow. Yes, that is my blood on my face.”

Despite some angry responses from people who were shocked by what she had done, Demetra continued to post pictures of herself covered in blood.

‘Disgusting and unclean’

One post said, “I will do this every month until people are no longer shocked by it. I will do it until little girls stop being taught that the natural functions of their bodies are disgusting and unclean.

“I will do it until women stop feeling like they can’t have sex on their period because it is gross. I will do it until we stop being embarrassed that we sometimes bleed through our clothing. Through your sheets.”

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I used to spend my time worrying about what other people thought of me. I used to keep lists as a 12-year-old: what are all the ways in which I could be more attractive? What are all the ways in which I could make that person like me? How could I make my body more acceptable? How could I hide my blood, my skin, my wrinkles, my fat? In my twenties, the focus on my appearance shifted, but the root of where I spent my energy was the same. It was still spent on forming an image that would make other people approve of me. The one with the strongest body. The one that was peaceful and positive. The one who was a good student, the one who was a good teacher, the one who was fun and bubbly but not too loud. The one who could hold all of her emotions and was always working to get rid of her bad feelings. You have it too, don’t you? The one who is a good mom. The one who is a good daughter. The one who eats the healthiest. The one who is a good person. The one who has the most money. It was the same, though. The focus was different but it was still the same. It was still: how could I make sure the people whose opinions I cared about approved of me? And yet. It turns out none of that was ever necessary. I don’t do anything I do now for anyone’s approval. I don’t care about being seen as strong or successful or pretty or important. I also do not care if I am seen as jealous or angry or insecure or hurt or selfish or loud. Because what I have gained on this journey, finally, is the deepest love and total approval of my Self. What if you deeply, truly loved and *approved* of yourself? That is why I post my blood. It is a little to liberate other women and a lot to please my Self. I get so much pleasure from this ritual and I love feeling so free to share it and I love not caring what the reactions will be. That is how I live my whole life, now. If you want to heal in this way. If you want to learn this. SHAMELESS – my 6-week one-on-one coaching program for women is open for registration from now until November 27th. There are 3 spots available. Are you brave enough to claim yours? Message me xx

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Demetra continued, “The idea isn’t to get everyone to put blood on their face (though – wow – does it make your skin glow!) Rather… If I do something sooo shockingly disgusting and put it out in public… Maybe someone somewhere will feel like: ‘Well, if she can do *that*, maybe I don’t have to hate my period after all.

“Maybe my body isn’t that gross after all.’ Also, it’s fun and I like it.”

Positive feedback

But this time, she started to get positive feedback, showing that people had got over their shock and understood her focus.

One commentator said, “Although pretty extreme, I like everything you’ve said and stand for!”

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Bleeding Cervix ~ acrylic, nail polish, and menstrual blood on watercolor paper ?? • Today I did a much softer mask than usual. Typically I use a menstrual cup to collect it; this cycle my pussy was a strong “no” to anything holding blood inside her at all. It was even more beautiful in a sense, I could dip my fingers inside me and find all that I needed. • If you have a cervix: have you ever looked at it? You probably haven’t. www.beautifulcervix.com has kits you can buy to see your own if you want to. You can also see submitted photos of others. It was required for our course this year. We live so long without knowing or understanding the workings of our own bodies. Most women don’t even know when we ovulate or what days of the month we can get pregnant! • If this is your first time seeing a post like this of mine, my purpose in doing this is to normalize menstrual blood. To more than normalize – to embrace and love. I think it speaks volumes when we get annoyed with our bodies, or disgusted by our bodies – all these feelings are a form of disconnection. I want to bring us into deeper connection with our bodies. • Sometimes people think that because I love my period so much it must be super easy for me. That’s not true. I am in the process of healing endometriosis and the first few days of my period are miserable for me. And yet I find myself able to love it anyway. • You don’t have to put blood on your face, or paint with your blood, or even like this photo. But I hope that you can find somewhere inside yourself that accepts that people have the right to do whatever they want with their own bodies. And this is what I am doing with mine. ❤️??

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Whatever your views on Demetra’s images, it’s time that attitudes changed toward something so natural.

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