100% Leak-Free explores the culture of concealment surrounding menstruation. A History of myths and taboos, and from unrelenting exposure to advertisements, we are led to believe that for a woman on her period, the worst thing that could happen is to experience a leak, to lose control, to bleed and show blood. For others to know that she is bleeding. A feminine, yet threatening fluid, menstrual blood and the innocent tampon string lead straight to the vagina. Women receiving endless ideals of how to manage their periods and vaginas; medically regulated, medically ceased. Period. Don't talk, don't show, don't leak. Clean, groom, have surgery, be neat, be compact. Conceal the blood, conceal the products, conceal our sex. Conceal.
Daniel Allen • Sarah Benstead • Krasimira Butseva • Ben Dawes • Emma Durrant-Fellows • Cristian Jurji • Elliot McRae • Anca-Ioana Pirvu • Victoria Smith •