fitness · tbt

Bleeding while running and ending menstrual stigma, #tbt

#tbt to the time when I blogged about bleeding while running and ending menstruation taboos. What do you think?

2 thoughts on “Bleeding while running and ending menstrual stigma, #tbt

  1. I don’t think I would want to do that, but 100% for any woman who does want to. My only question is about sanitary issues–it’s generally a bad idea to be exposed to another person’s bodily fluids and I imagine cleanup would be difficult/impossible on a marathon course. Some sports (not running, generally), even require participants who are actively bleeding to remove themselves from the field of competition because of sanitation concerns. But running seems to be a pretty clear exception to that–there’s lots of puking, etc. on courses, so why should blood be any different?

    And ugh to running while menstruating. There are not comfortable ways to accomplish that, it seems. I stained my underwear and got major chafing last time I tried. And that was just a short 4-5 mile run! :/

  2. My menstruation is private, not for the world to see and I definitely don’t think any meaningful point was made – just shock value. Besides, I am a heavy bleeder and it would look like a murder scene coming from me.

Comments are closed.