As Kristeva readily acknowledges, the horror of menstruation is not straightforwardly connected to the ambiguities of sexual difference. I made the big mistake of renting Period Piecesthe new menstrual sex vid from L[oretta]. Is menstruation especially disgusting? Usually, the best source of psychoanalytic explanations is Freud himself; he often has more to offer than many of his little helpers. Because I find it somewhat easier to explain the relative rarity of puke-porn for the reasons adumbrated, I say little about it here. But this can't be a good explanation overall, since the same point would hold for the more common golden and brown showers porn, as well as many other kinds of fetish porn, much of which exists outside the mainstream.
Furthermore, contemporary American society does talk about menstruation, albeit somewhat gingerly, and certainly does not embrace the extreme taboos of some societies described in the anthropological literature which may also exaggerate the extent of some of those taboos.
Bloody hell. The so-called trend for 'blood hounds' might be a sexual fetish too far
Certainly, other things being equal, it is "naughtier" to show bloody sex than to show blood-free sex. But interesting questions that certainly deserve answers are: It may be, however, that the technical difficulties are enough to shift the relative proportions of period porn between print and pictorial media. One web site, the Anorexia and Bulimia Rec Roomis devoted to the celebration of the physique of anorectics and also features some images of vomiting. And while it may sometimes be true that "to classify is to explain," this classificatory scheme does not seem to help with the question of relative rarity. As Kristeva readily acknowledges, the horror of menstruation is not straightforwardly connected to the ambiguities of sexual difference.