50 shades of red

Sorry about the title but I couldn't resist.  See my sister asked me if I knew what the infamous tampon scene in 50 Shades of Grey was about.  Apparently people had been talking about it at uni, saying they couldn't keep reading after that.

Of course, I had no idea what it was about and we tried to imagine scenes where involving grossness and tampons.  Then I turned to google to learn the truth.

So they are in the bathroom and she's on her rags and pulls out the tampon and they get into it.

That's it.

Oh, he chucks it in the toilet.  It's not like they are going at it with a diry tampon sitting on the floor.

How is it ick or controversial to have sex during your period?  FFS, they are in a bathroom.  It's not like they can't wash afterwards.  It's not like they are going to wreck expensive bed linen.  It's not like... well, maybe I shouldn't get into the scenarios.

I'm totally squeamish about bodily fluids but I have no issues with this.  It's a big, long story about sex stuff.  You can't really put in a bit that is then she had her period so they sat around playing Go Fish for 5 days.