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Menstruation and Sexuality: New Rules for Old

  • Sophie Laws

Abstract

The avoidance of heterosexual intercourse during periods is often viewed as a crucial part of the playing out of women’s oppression. Many theories of the origin of menstrual ‘taboos’ imply that all men are deeply repelled by the idea of sex with a menstruating woman. Men in ‘primitive societies’, supposedly closer to nature, are believed to be acting out what all men really feel if they avoid sex at this time.

Keywords

Menstrual Blood Male Ideology Heterosexual Intercourse Sanitary Towel Liberate Woman 
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© Sophie Katherine Laws 1990

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  • Sophie Laws

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