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.
Embarrassed and ashamed, she had an IUD fitted when she was 20, after the pill gave her panic attacks and reduced her libido.
But the device gave Demetra heavy, painful periods which left her bed-bound.