Bloody Electroshock Menstruation Machine

Menstruation Machine ist die Abschlußarbeit von Hiromi Ozaki vom Royal College of Art und sie ist, wie der Name suggeriert, eine Maschine, die den weiblichen Zyklus simuliert: „Fitted with a blood dispensing mechanism and lower-abdomen-stimulating electrodes, the Menstruation Machine simulates the pain and bleeding of an average 5 day menstruation process of a human.“

Doch, echt! FUN!

Aus dem Thema hat Ozaki dann ein Musikvideo gebaut, in dem ein Crossdresser unbedingt genau herausfinden will, wie man sic so fühlt, als Frau. Ich würde das ja vielleicht auch mal ausprobieren für 'nen Tag, oder so… vielleicht aber auch eher nicht.

It’s 2010, so why are humans still menstruating? The pill free interval was devised in the early days of the contraceptive pill only because it was felt that women would find having a ‘period’ more acceptable – however, out of all mammals only humans, apes and bats need to bleed monthly for their reproductive cycle. What does Menstruation mean to humans? Who might choose to have it, and how might they have it?

Fitted with a blood dispensing mechanism and lower-abdomen-stimulating electrodes, the Menstruation Machine simulates the pain and bleeding of an average 5 day menstruation process of a human. Menstruation Machine (Takashi's Take) is a music video about a boy ‘Takashi’, who builds the machine in an attempt to dress up as a female, biologically as well as aesthetically, to fulfill his desire to understand what it might feel like to be a truely kawaii (cute) girl. He determinedly wears the machine to hang out with his kawaii friend in Tokyo, but…

Hiromi Ozaki: Menstruation Machine


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