Touching and Being in Touch with the Menstruating Body

  title={Touching and Being in Touch with the Menstruating Body},
  author={Nadia Campo Woytuk and Marie Louise Juul S{\o}ndergaard and Marianela Ciolfi Felice and Madeline Balaam},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
We describe a Research through Design project-Curious Cycles-a collection of objects and interactions which encourage people to be in close contact with their menstruating body. Throughout a full menstrual cycle, five participants used Curious Cycles to look at their bodies in unfamiliar ways and to touch their bodily fluids, specifically, menstrual blood, saliva, and cervical mucus. The act of touching and looking led to the construction of new knowledge about the self and to a nurturing… 

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