FYI: This post will get VERY personal VERY fast.
This past Monday I went on a date with a dude I've been talking to for about a month and whom I've been out with once before. We met for dinner Monday night and he invited me to his place for drinks. I knew "drinks" did not mean drinks. He knew "drinks" did not mean drinks. I don't need to go into details, you know where that went. I embraced my LIBIDO (great podcast btw)!
Everything was going great until he noticed a reddish spot on his white sheets. I now had the plague. Let me tell you, nothing ruins the mood than a 41yo man who can not get past this. Dude! You've been married! You should be comfortable with a woman's bodily functions. There really was no coming back after that.
To be clear this was not blood. This was a red/brown discharge which happens during ovulation and orgasm for me. I've been experiencing it for about the last year and only for the first week after my period. It is not the first time that I've experienced it with a dude but the first time I've dealt with that reaction.
I haven't decided how I feel about this stage of my life. I continue to view myself as a 28 year old sexy girl. And I can still be a sexy 38 year old.....lady.
On a side note this led to a text thread between my mother, sister and I that I found hilarious. My mother did not. I informed them of my self-diagnosis. We're not quite sure what she did not find amusing. My offer or the fact that I'm perimenopausal.