This is the blood that hospitals don’t like

Why isn’t there a reimbursement for sanitary pads for female hospital patients? Once again we come to a situation where a woman has to manage somehow. Interview with psychologist Katarzyna Bieńkowska* and psychiatrist Sebastian Koterwa

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Good Body. Women are still ashamed of their bellies, unshaven legs and the fact that they have no erotic life ‘You’re too fat’, ‘How do you walk?’, ‘Pull your belly in’. It’s a voice from years ago, we all have it in our heads

‘I hear a lot of apologising for unshaven legs, armpits, bikinis, but also explaining, for example, the lack of an erotic life’. A conversation with Kamila Raczynska-Chomyn*, menstrual and sexuality educator, doula and massage therapist, and author of the 2022 ‘Good Body’ calendar.

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‘Bringing receipts for sanitary pads, explaining buying tampons – that’s also violence’

‘I know of cases of women who not only had to ask for money for sanitary pads, but often had access to them conditioned on them having sex with their partner’. Interview with Joanna Piotrowska from the Feminoteka Foundation

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Blood is a secret

Three words caught Michał’s attention – “bloody vaginal discharge”. He read that all women have it. He went to ask the neighbour next door about it

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Menstruation is okay!

Most Netflix shows that teenagers watch have blood in them. On the screen it is exciting and boosts entertainment. And suddenly there is menstrual blood that is dirty that needs to be hidden, ideally it should even be blue. It is incredible that the blood of violence is more “sexy” than the one that gives life.

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