September 26th, 2009

buffy before the blood

Fic Master List - Menstruation in the Buffyverse

Blood has always been an important element in the supternatural and magical context of the Buffyverse. As Spike says in The Gift, "It's always got to be blood. Blood is life. Why do you think we eat it? It's what keeps you going. Makes you warm. Makes you hard. Makes you other than dead."

And, yet, on a show where blood was central to the conflict between vampires and humans/Slayers, as takers and givers of the substance, there was a limited amount of screen time dedicated to it, let alone a very unique sort of bloodletting - menstruation.

Below is a list of fics that deal with menstruation to varying degrees. In some, it is central to the story, in others it is a scene or chapter in a longer fic. All fics are listed alphabetically by pairing and title, and range in length from drabbles to multi-chapter stories.

I'd like to get as comprehensive a list as possible, so if you know of any stories that were not included below, please drop a link. I'd like to keep the quality of these stories high, so please no OOC PWPs.

If you could pimp this thread, I'd really appreciate it! I love to have as many pairings as possible represented, but there are some circles of the fandom I'm just not very familiar with. Meta on blood and menstruation to follow in the next day or two. I have many thoughts.

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