By ROSIE WATERLAND
I once very briefly dated a guy who asked if he could go down on me when I had my period.
When I say we dated ‘very briefly’, I mean I sprinted out of his bedroom/his life as soon as he made his menstrual request. It totally threw me. One second I was with what I thought was a normal human man, the next I was mortified to be standing in a room with someone who said the idea of giving me a ‘rainbow kiss’ really turned him on.
I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.
But, upon regaling my tale of sexual shock to various friends, I came to realise that for certain men who are that way inclined, being into ‘period sex’ is actually a thing. And I’m not talking about just throwing down a towel when you’re horny and going for gold. Some men are actually into menstrual blood as its own sexual fetish.
They like having sex with women on their period. They like going down on women on their period. They just really like anything to do with sexy periods.
I was young and pretty inexperienced when propositioned with a rainbow kiss, so I was honestly convinced that I had come across some kind of rare, disturbed sex maniac. He might as well have just offered to stick a straw in my vag. But he was actually part of a much larger club. A club of men who call themselves, and I don’t know why but I feel like I need to apologise for this but I do:
Blood Hounds. Men who get the sexy tingles over menstrual blood are called Blood Hounds.
The topic of Blood Hounds came up in the Mamamia office today, and given that I once ran away from someone who asked to taste my bloody vagina, I obviously implied that I was an expert on the subject.