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Menstruation/Periods...how do you handle this?
Old 02-18-2006, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not trying to be flippant or crude but this is something that all female models and photographers have to deal with every so often. It's a fact of life.

What I was wondering about is if:

- as a photographer do you ask your models, ahead of any shoot, when their period is going to occur so as not to have to deal with 'accidents', bloating, hormonal mood swings?

- as a model do you volunteer this information when setting up a shoot?

I was one of 3 photographers doing a shoot with a gorgeous model when, between shots, I noticed a red streak on the inside of one of her thighs. Initially I thought it was a loose thread but the embarassment of the models clued me in that this was an overflow from her tampon. It was quickly fixed by the model but it did cause an uncomfortable moment then.
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Re: Menstruation/Periods...how do you handle this?
Old 02-18-2006, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For me, I just trust that the model will schedule a shoot during the safe time of her cycle. I've never had it be an issue and have never had an experience such as yours. However, since it's such a natural fact of life, dealing with it if it becomes an issue and then moving on is probably the best way to handle it. I'm sure a model would be plenty embarrassed by it and making gross out commentary and cringing gestures simply wouldn't make things easier for her and certainly woudln't be very professional regardless of how funny it may be at the time.

Now, if she's a pregnant model and her water breaks followed by a baby falling to the floor, well, let's just sat I hope it's not during one of my shoots.

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Re: Menstruation/Periods...how do you handle this?
Old 02-19-2006, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have never had a photographer ask me when my period was going to be. I would probably be a little creeped out if one of them did ask me. I don't offer up information on when my period is either. I dont really see a need to. If it isnt a nude shoot then you probably wont even know I am on my period and even if it is a nude shoot, I can always tuck in the string so it wont show [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] As long as the model changes her tampon regularly, then she shouldnt have any problems with overflow. I have done tons of shoots where I was on my period and I didnt have any problems and the photographer never even knew.

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL, if the baby falls on the floor, that could be a problem [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Menstruation/Periods...how do you handle this?
Old 02-19-2006, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, I appreciate your response.

Just to be sure, I had not intended this to be a 'creepy' question. I had had a previous experience and was wondering how others had handled similar situations. I guess this is not a big deal at all.
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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In all honesty it is so rarely an issue that it is better left to the models discretion. If you have shot for any length of time you will run into an issue at some point. Sometimes the issue is more monumental, but that is so rare that it probably does not warrant the brain cells to deal with it ahead of time. At least when you have as few brain cells as me. :-)

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Re: Menstruation/Periods...how do you handle this?
Old 02-19-2006, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I can't imagine why it would be a major issue.

People have mood swings, etc, for all kinds of reasons. When you consider that the vast majority of murders, aggravated assault, riots, suicide bombings, wars, etc, are carried out by males, the old menstrual-period mood swings rap on women seems a little lame.

I shoot some pretty nude nudes and I've never had a problem with periods. Once I had a model offer to tuck the string from her tampon in a less obstrusive fold of flesh and that sufficed. If a model has a little leak, it's just a bit of blood; she wipes it off, who cares? I once had a nosebleed during shoot; that was much worse!

The whole thing is a non-issue.
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Very disappointing....
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I cannot understand why society today treats having your period as something to be ashamed of. In victorian times it meant becoming a woman, something to be proud of. Now girls worry about what brand tampon to buy, they are merely consumers. If I were a mother I would throw a party for my girl's first period and have red velvet cake. This is something to celebrate not be "grossed-out" by. Girls today just do not understand how important getting your period is, it is not a burden but a blessing.
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Re: Menstruation/Periods...how do you handle this?
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I have to say that I find periods pretty disgusting! I know like Heather said that it is a girl's passage into womanhood. but I can't help but feel... icky. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] I would rather not have to deal with it! I schedule my shoots AROUND Aunt Flo! That's just my choice though! To all of you who can do otherwise, I envy you! I just feel too Blah to do ANYTHING!
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Re: Very disappointing....
Old 02-23-2006, 03:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I cannot understand why society today treats having your period as something to be ashamed of. In victorian times it meant becoming a woman, something to be proud of. Now girls worry about what brand tampon to buy, they are merely consumers. If I were a mother I would throw a party for my girl's first period and have red velvet cake. This is something to celebrate not be "grossed-out" by. Girls today just do not understand how important getting your period is, it is not a burden but a blessing.

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Hmmmm.....you know,.... I was just kind of thinking... When I was about 13.. if say, my father took me out to McDonalds to celebrate a certain something that naturally happened in my uhmm dreams,..with a vanilia milkshake,... I'm not quite sure how I'd turn out.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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