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Menstrual Sex ~ Well, Not Quite

A short but on-point article about younger folks (am I included in that demographic at age 35?) attitudes towards periods and period sex and such.

For the public record, I enjoy period sex of all kinds as much as I basically don’t care one way or the other, if my I’m one my period or a partner is on hers at the time I truly couldn’t care less.

That said, depending, there is something almost primal at times about playing in the primordial pool of life essence and just going with the incredible freedom of not giving a shit if there’s blood present or not during sex or play.

As someone who is a Native American “medicine woman” (a term I truly loathe but does communicate a certain set of ideas) who was trained by my mother who was trained by hers, my GM, and who was trained by hers on back into the mists of time, I appreciate that knowledge of menstruation and childbirth long kept secret by wise women for the purpose of survival of our species is now celebrated in bits and pieces in the mainstream press and even though most Indian/NDN womyn were raised with very strong taboos against anything period-related, thank goodness I had a partner who helped me get over most of them and be free to enjoy my total sexual presence, not just most of it.

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The number seven has always been a sacred number to quite a few NDN and native tribes. A lot of native counting systems were based on the number seven, with the number after seven beginning with one again and anything more than could be logically expressed as succeeding layers of seven simply being called “many”.
I was also taught the number 7 is sacred because that’s the number of stars in the Pleadian star system which is where many tribes think all of humanity originates from.

The number seven has always been a sacred number to quite a few NDN and native tribes. A lot of native counting systems were based on the number seven, with the number after seven beginning with one again and anything more than could be logically expressed as succeeding layers of seven simply being called “many”.

I was also taught the number 7 is sacred because that’s the number of stars in the Pleadian star system which is where many tribes think all of humanity originates from.

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