This months Sinful Sunday prompt is; All about the women
Women, female, feminine…. show me what those words mean to you. After the amazing images that the ‘All about the men’ prompt inspired I thought it would be interesting to have a female version.
When I wrote the prompt I really had no idea what I was going to do with, after all I am a multifaceted creature, what about me makes me woman, what makes me feel like a woman? I love my corset and my heels but I also love my slippers and my onesie, I am just as much a woman in either outfit. I think I have a very feminine face and figure and of course between my thighs, my cunt, is the genital representation of my gender which I identify with very strongly. It would have been very easy to have focused on that but then I stood on the shower the other day and as the hot water cascaded down over my skin I looked down and saw the most powerful representation of my ‘woman’ flowing down my legs and pooling at my feet and suddenly I knew exactly what it was that I would be doing for this prompt….
My period is probably the most visually powerful aspect of me being a woman. That doesn’t mean that I think women who don’t menstruate are less of a woman, far from it, but for ME this blood, this crimson river that flows from my body ever month feels like the most basic, primal thing that my female body does. I have not always felt connected with my period, in fact I spent many years hiding and hating it, a mixture of shame and embarrassment at the mess my body made but in recent years that has changed. I can’t claim to enjoy it, it can, after all, be a real pain sometimes, both figuratively and literally speaking, but I have learnt to embrace it, and accept it as part of what of what I am and with that acceptance a sort of love or maybe, an affinity with it, is a better phrasing, has been born both for the act itself and the way it looks, its rich red vibrant colour has become to me a sign of strength and power. It is the most female thing my body does, it is what nourished and created me, and it is what nourished and created you, it is the blood of life.
I have no shame for it any more. It is beautiful, natural, clean and healthy.