A girl smears menstrual blood on her face to show periods are Beautiful and Powerful!!!

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26 years old Demetra Nyx, from California, shared the powerful images on Instagram covered in her blood in an effort to take a stand against the stigma placed around periods, which often portrayed as dirty and taboo. This picture of her is going viral like a wildfire on social websites.

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Just a reminder that some days are so painful that all you do is cry and lie in bed but then some days you can cover yourself in blood and dance around the house and are about to launch your podcast and have moved to Southern California where it almost never rains and are making thousands of dollars talking to people about topics that freak most of humanity out and LIFE IS SO GREAT! (That is my reminder to myself. My reminder to you is that you can be whoever you want. And the people who love you will find you always. And the people who don’t will leave. And you can say bye forever because it is way more fun being true to yourself!!!)

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Demetra had her first period at the age of 12 but she was ashamed of it and thought it was disgusting and tried to hide her period from boyfriends and worried about bleeding. she used to be embarrassed and ashamed and had an IUD fitted when she was of 20. An IUD is a tiny device that’s helps to prevent pregnancy.But after the pill gave her panic attacks and reduced her libido.

The device gave her heavy painful periods which left her bed-bound and a year later she removed by partially pulling it out while using a menstrual cup and began to become more in tune with her cycle.She changed her mind and now regularly smears her period blood over her face and shares it online, saying it “Magical”.