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Why are we afraid of blood?

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Why are we afraid of blood?

Did you know that the blood shed during our period, alongside that of childbirth, is the only blood we lose that is not caused by trauma? Our period is in fact a sign of a functioning reproductive system, and therefore a sign of good health.

Some people who have an aversion to blood or a phobia, say that their period blood doesn’t always affect them in the same way as blood from other parts of their body would. This can be due to the difference in appearance or smell. But also, if we think about the connection between blood phobia and phobias such as the fear of germs, pain, or death, then the understanding of what period blood is and where it comes from can help to reduce their discomfort. Knowledge as ever can be power!

In the medical world, menstrual blood is actually highly valued for its rich source of stem cells –  special cells that have the ability to develop into many different types of cell in the human body, and can sometimes even fix damaged tissues.


The Mooncup menstrual cup can change your relationship with your period in many ways, one of them being that you are much more aware of the amount of blood you are losing. Unlike absorbent, disposable period products, such as pads and tampons, thanks to its transparent nature and volume measures, the Mooncup offers you a clear view of your blood and how much of it you are losing.

Tracking your flow is not only a way of helping you to own your period, it is also beneficial for staying in tune with your health. Changes to colour and consistency of blood can sometimes be a sign of an underlying health problem and if you have concerns should speak to a doctor.

We often fear what we don’t understand. While we can’t promise Paranormal Activity, the word on the street is that the little silicone cup helps you to get to know your body– with some even finding the way it helps them manage their blood ‘lifechanging’. Why not give it a go?… It’s really not that scary ?


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