Period sex is a term used to describe a sexual activity that occurs while at least one partner is menstruating or during their period. Sex during your period may include:
- Penetrative sex
- Oral sex
- Other sexual activities
While some people prefer not to have intercourse during their menstrual period, others find intercourse during the menstrual cycle enjoyable.
Having sex while someone is on their period can make some people uncomfortable, but for others,t can add excitement and calm. For example, sexual partners sometimes struggle with self-lubrication: the ability to get and stay wet during sex.
Menstrual Blood Can Be A Natural Lubricant That Makes Intercourse Easier
Because the vagina and vulva (genital organs outside the body) become engorged with blood during menstruation, some people have increased sensitivity that makes sex more pleasurable. Menstrual sex can also relieve period symptoms. Having sex during your period can relieve cramps because sexual activity releases pain-relieving endorphins. Sex can also help relieve headaches or migraines for some people.
Be sure to talk to your partner about their well-being before attempting sex while on your period. Sometimes it can be difficult and some people might not like it. Myths and misconceptions about sex on your period A common misconception about sex on your period is that you can’t and shouldn’t have sex on your period. You can have sex on your period, but there are some risks you should be aware of.
Risk Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds)
Unprotected sex (sex without a condom or other contraceptive) increases the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some sexually transmitted diseases, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are more easily transmitted through sex. To avoid this risk, you can use the barrier method of contraception. This means you put up a kind of wall between you and your reproductive organs to prevent skin-to-skin contact.
Examples of suitable contraceptives include male condoms, female condoms, and face masks, depending on the type of intercourse. Pregnancy Risk In addition to STDs, unprotected sex during your period can also lead to pregnancy. To prevent unwanted pregnancy, use contraceptives such as condoms, diaphragms, or intrauterine devices (IUDs), or birth control pills. Talk to your doctor to determine which form of birth control is right for you.
Along with STDs, unprotected sex can also lead to pregnancy, even when you’re on your period. Talk to your doctor about which form of contraception is right for you.
How To Explore Sex During Your Period (Alone Or With Your Partner)
When attempting new sexual activity, be sure to obtain consent from all partners involved; This helps ensure that boundaries are respected. Communicate your emotional needs, expectations, and boundaries as well. If you are having penetrability sex, including using your fingers or inserting a sex toy into your vagina, be sure to remove your tampon or your period. mug if you use one. Otherwise, health problems, especially infections, can occur later. If you want to try for period sex, consider these additional steps:
- Begin with sexual positions where there is less menstrual flow, such as missionary
- Use a towel to avoid staining your bedding
- Try sexual positions in a space that is easy to clean, such as the shower
- Keep tissues, menstrual wipes, or a washcloth nearby
- Continue to communicate with your partner about your needs
What Are The Benefits?
Having sex on your period has a few benefits
Orgasms can help relieve menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are the result of the uterus contracting to release its lining.
When you have an orgasm, the muscles in your uterus also contract. Then they are released. This release should ease the menstrual cramps a bit. Sex also triggers the release of chemicals called endorphins that make you feel good. Sexual activity keeps your mind busy, which can help ease your menstrual cramps.
Sex can make your period shorter. Muscle contractions during an orgasm expel the uterine contents faster. This could lead to shorter deadlines.
Increased Sexual Desire
Your libido changes during your menstrual cycle thanks to hormonal fluctuations. While many women say their sex drive increases during ovulation, which occurs about two weeks before your period, others report feeling more aroused during their period. Remove the KY during your period. The blood acts as a natural lubricant.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
The biggest downside to having sex on your period is the mess. Blood can stain you, your partner, and the sheets, especially if you’re bleeding profusely. Bleeding not only makes the bed dirty, but it can also make you feel unsafe. The fear of making a mess can take all or part of the fun out of sex.
Another problem with period sex is the risk of transmitting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as HIV or hepatitis. These viruses live in the blood and can be spread through contact with infected menstrual blood. Using condoms every time you have sex can reduce the risk of spreading or catching an STI. If you want to have sex during your period and use a tampon, you should remove it beforehand. A forgotten tampon can get pushed too far into your vagina during intercourse, requiring you to see a doctor to have it removed.
Tips For Having Sex On Your Period
Here are some tips to make sex on your period more comfortable and less complicated:
- Be open and honest with your partner
- Tell her how you feel about having sex on your period and ask her how it makes her feel
- If either of you has concerns, discuss the reasons for your discomfort.
- If you have a tampon in, take it out before you start fooling around
- Spread a dark-colored towel over the bed to catch any blood that comes out
- Or have sex in the shower or bathroom to avoid the mess altogether
- a damp washcloth or baby wipes by the bed to clean up afterward
- Ask your partner to use a latex condom. It protects you from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
If your usual sexual position is uncomfortable, try something different. For example, you can try lying on your side with your partner behind you.
Don’t let your period interfere with your sex life. With a little preparation, sex during these five days can be just as enjoyable as the rest of the month. You may be surprised that sex is even more exciting when you’re on your period.