PERIOD SEX - WHY THE TABOO?
Can I have sex during my period?
The answer is YES!!
Having oral sex and vaginal intercourse during your period is PERFECTLY NATURAL and it might even offer you some advantages.
You heard me right; turns out period sex doesn’t have to be a big deal after all! So, what are the main benefits?
Believe it or not, having sex on your period can relieve PMS symptoms such as cramps or headaches. It turns out that the uterus stimulations that vulva-owners experience during orgasms alleviate menstrual cramps. In fact, they may even produce shorter and lighter periods.
Other possible benefits of having sex during menstruation include:
- less stress
- improved sleep
- improved fitness due to physical activity
- natural lubrication
- increased libido
If it’s so great then, why the taboo?
For a lot of people, the idea of having sex during your period is an instant no-go. Embarrassment and worries about the mess are the main reasons why many people choose to avoid having menstrual sex. Though period sex can be a bit messy, that shouldn’t stop you from having fun! At the end of the day it’s just a little blood! It really doesn't have to be a big deal. Just be honest and upfront with your partner about your worries and ask them if they feel comfortable with having period sex.
Can you get pregnant during your period?
A common myth is that people can’t get pregnant during their periods. While the chances are extremely low ,it’s still possible. So, if you’re not trying to become pregnant, use protection.
Here’s a list of tips:
- Try sex in the shower
- Practice safe sex
- Use one of those menstrual cups that can be used during sex. For example, this one
- Invest in some dark towels towels to minimise the mess
- Or embrace the mess!
Now you know how to have sex on your period. Go with the flow and don’t let it stop you from enjoying your life!