Having Sex On Your Period

Having Sex On Your Period

Many people are unsure if having sex during the menstrual period is safe. If you are one of them, this blog has crucial information to clear your doubts about having sex on your period.

It is normal for women in their reproductive years to get periods monthly.  However, even while experiencing the flow, one can still have sex. In fact, some women, especially those trying to conceive find it more arousing to have sex on period than at other times.  The menstrual fluid makes period sex greater because it increases the natural lubrication that smoothens penetrations and sweetens sensation.  Although period sex can be messy, it is always safe for women trying to get pregnant.

Getting Started on Period Sex

Many couples will secretly want to experiment with period sex after knowing it’s safe but are unsure how to go about it.  Like normal sex, period sex can involve condoms that help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections and childbirth control. However, there are additional factors to put into consideration   for easy and stress-free period sex, including;

Communicate With Your Lover Openly About Period Sex

Bring up the period sex conversation with your lover so that both of you can be on the same page before hitting the bedroom.  The conversation will help you share your expectations for this new intimacy form. If you are unsure about your lover’s response, talk about the issue hypothetically to gauge their interest. For instance, you can say you read about period sex in an article and use their response to tell If they are into it or not.  While your lover may know menstrual sex is safe, do not be surprised if you get a “no.” If your lover does not buy the idea, respect their decision and wait for safe days of sex.

Remove Menstrual Cups or Tampons Before You Start Sailing

After communicating to your lover and getting a positive response, the next thing to do is to remove feminine products, including menstrual cups or tampons, to hit the right spots.  For menstrual discs, couples can leave them in the vagina when engaging in sex during periods.  However, ensure you empty the disc immediately after sex to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Do Not Forget a Towel

A dark towel will help catch the blood to avoid messing with the bedsheets. However, after the play, thoroughly clean the towel in a washing machine for hygienic purposes.

Throw A Birth Control in The Mix

While there are fewer chances of getting pregnant during period sex, throwing birth control in the mix can be a brilliant idea.  Remember, the menstrual cup or disc are not contraceptives; hence they cannot prevent pregnancy. However, if you are trying to get pregnant, skip using birth control.

Use condoms

Who said you cannot get or transmit sexually transmitted infections while having sex on your period?   Menstruation does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. For that reason, you need condoms for protection during period sex.  For condoms, choose types that will not bring side effects to you or your lover.

Why try Period Sex?

Period sex has advantages and disadvantages you should know before hitting the bedroom. However, the more advantages of this practice make many couples want to give it a try. If you are unaware of why people like it, here are the reasons that can also change your mind about menstrual sex.

Increased Lubrication That Translates to More Pleasure

As women advance in age, the production of natural lube reduces, lowering sexual pleasure unless external lubricants are used. Menstrual fluids the vagina secretes during periods can act as lubricants enhancing smooth penetrations and more pleasure.   Nonetheless, plenty of natural lubrication on menstrual periods can save you on sex lube costs and the dangers that may come after using certain man-made lubricants.

Period Sex Can Reduce Cramps

Menstruation is always accompanied by cramps that can be stressful.  One of the proven ways that can reduce this pain is having sex on your period. Menstrual cramps are caused by the contraction of the uterus lining. If you have sex on your period, the orgasms can reduce these cramping sensations and pain leaving you feeling great. Moreover, sex initiates the production of endorphins that work against pain while on your periods.

Boosts The Sex Drive

At the begging of your menstrual cycle, you may not experience more sex cravings. However, after days into menstruation, your body will undergo hormonal changes that will sky-rocket your sex drive.  For some women, increased sex drive can happen about two weeks before. Others can detect these changes during the menstrual cycle. Having sex this time can be arousing because you are in the mood.  If you do not have someone to penetrate you on your period, consider making sex toys your bedroom friends, especially realistic dildos that deliver the live stimulations you may be looking for.

Menstrual Period Sex Adds Flavor to Your Sex Lives

Sex becomes greater when you introduce other forms of intimacy in your bedroom. If your bedroom activities are dynamic, adopting menstrual can add flavor to your sex life.  Although many couples are experimenting with period sex, some people still find it shameful, hence the need for more education on the topic.  Once both of you are comfortable, you can take advantage of periods to explore new stimulations with your lover for a great bedroom experience.

What Are the Disadvantages of Having Sex on Your Period?

As already stated, period sex can be messy. Chances are blood will spill on you, your lover, and bedsheets, particularly when the vagina-owner experiences a heavy flow.  Before experimenting with period sex, you should know that period blood can be smelly.  Nonetheless, this new form of intimacy restricts the sex positions.  Experimenting with multiple positions can result in the spilling of blood that can mess up things.  For that reason, you will lie on your back, spread the leg part, and let your penetrative partner be on top to enjoy period sex. Do not forget to spread the black towel to prevent the menstrual blood from reaching the sheets.

The Bottom Line

Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex during her period? Period sex is a new form of intimacy that couples should try to stretch their bedroom experience. While this practice can be messy, it is safer, especially for women trying to conceive. However, if your intentions are far from getting children, use birth control and STI prevention to be safer.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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