Ok so apparently the latest ‘Thing’ doing the rounds on the internet is a video that has been described as a girl ‘eating’ her own tampon (actually she pretty much just sucks the blood off it and then throws up). Literally, I have just seen a crapload of posts about it popping up on Facebook and elsewhere in the last few hours. Curiosity got the better of me and, well, here is a link to the video. warning, this is obviously NSFW. Depending on where you work, I guess.
While a used tampon isn’t most people’s idea of a tasty snack, I don’t really see how nyamming down on a period is all that wildly different to lapping up spunk. Think about it. Spunk is basically the babymaking cells of a man, surrounded by all the gooey crap that keeps them safe whilst they’re in his body. That is essentially exactly what a period is. The difference is, we’re supposed to find it sexy when it comes gushing out of a penis and all over a girl’s face/boobs/down her throat/everywhere, but repulsive when it comes out of woman. I started saying stuff along this line to my boyfriend as he was watching the video over my shoulder. To which, he said “well yeah, but she doesn’t seem to be enjoying it as much as if it was spunk”.
Granted, she didn’t seem to be enjoying it AT ALL (the video includes her vomiting and getting tearful). But that comment was a reminder (a funny-but-disturbing-all-at-once-reminder) that its becoming normalized for people to think of Porn Sex as Real Sex. I mean sure, Breanne Benson might have spent the closing moments of her latest video* imploring a POV-style weirdly disembodied penis to come all over her face, lapping up the results of the penis’ obedience with apparent glee – that does not mean that slurping spunk is always IRL as much of an exciting and enjoyable experience as Ms Benson and Friends make it out to be, generally for the sole purpose of men’s pleasure (some women may enjoy seeing that in porn too, of course, however probably a lot of us are thinking what a bitch it’s going to be to clean it out of her hair).
Sure, there are as many different varieties of ‘turn-on’ as there are individual people (probably more), so its likely that some guys and dolls genuinely do crave and relish the taste of spunk. But its also likely that there are a fair few people whose reactions to the prospect of jizz-guzzling range from “indifference” to “icky”. Even among those who do it often, or all the time. So, I kind of drifted off topic here, I guess what I’m trying to say is, while we’re on the subject of ingesting reproductive cells, lets not just automatically assume that a big blob of spunk is just like, totally delish.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not imploring everyone to go out and start using tampons as teabags or anything. And I DID feel my stomach churn a little bit when watching the video. I just wanted to explore the double standards a bit, and raise the question of quite why drinking (or eating…it depends on the consistency I guess) Ball Juice isn’t reviled anywhere near as much as Womb Juice.
(*I’m using this as an example only, I haven’t watched a Breanne Benson video for ages so I don’t know if this is actually true or not, she was just the first porn actress that popped in to my head for some reason, and it seems likely).