Period Sex... the controversial subject no one wants to talk about. It's taboo to talk about such matters in public. Until now. Both menstruation and intercourse are normal. Thus we have nothing to feel embarrassed about. Deciding the have sex while on your period is an intimate decision only you can make. Here are a few things you should know about period sex.
It relieves menstrual cramps.
Having an orgasm isn't a bad idea during your period. The BIG O releases endorphins, the feel good hormone. Reaching the state of pleasure also causes your uterus muscles to contract, aiding with cramping.
Yet, period sex can be messy. Lay down a black bath towel before you get intimate. This will allow for easy clean up.
Period Blood is a great Natural Lubricate.
Lubes are often used during intercourse. Having sex during your period doesn't require any additional lubricates.
According to the folks at The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you have an increased risk of STIs (Like HIV). Have an open conversation with your partner and talk about the risks involved. Using a condom during period sex and lower the risk of contracting or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
The act of sex can speed up the shedding of the uterine lining. Resulting in a shorter period. If that not a reason to try period sex, then I don't know what is.
Please note, that period sex can be smelly. The smell on blood might be a turn off to some couples. If you still want to give it a try, keep wet wipes close by. Limit your positions to avoid increased blood flow. Like cowgirl, due to gravity.
You're more horny.
During your period your body releases hormones responsible for your libido. This is why you may feel a bit more sensual before or during your period.
Be open and honest about your feelings with your partner. And respect their decision if they don't want to participate. This doesn't mean that you have to go without sex. Invest in a good vibrator. These are often waterproof and can the cleaned after.
You can still get pregnant on your period.
Although the chances are lower during your period. It is still possible to get pregnant while having unprotected sex on your period. If pregnancy is not what you are hoping for try speaking to your doctor about going on birth control. This is often called the pill.
If your period is late after you had sex, take a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy and speak with your doctor to find out what else might be going on.
Period sex is your decision to make. There are pros and cons to having intercourse on your period. the positives are; cramp relief, shorter periods and increased libido. Some of the negatives are that; you are at higher risk of contracting STIs, you can still become pregnant and it might it messy.