Great question. Although it will be messy and may cause a small crime scene on your sheets you most definitely can have sex during your period. It can even help with cramps and improve the period blues.
I'm a huge advocate for period sex. First and foremost because menstruating women at least, a lot of us tend to be are—how do I put this delicately? And I don't mean "just saw a picture of Tom Hardy with a puppy" horny.
Period sex is like pizza: If you want it, you deserve it. You're a human being whose sexual needs don't switch off when blood starts coming out of you. If sex during your period really isn't your thing, though, that's cool too — more on that ahead. We rounded up seven things you should know about period sex, including insight from experts, to help you make that time of the month even more enjoyable.
Even though periods are normal and sex is normal, for some reason the idea of period sex sends a lot of women running out of the bedroom and into an isolation chamber with a bar of chocolate and a clock counting down the hours until they can have sex again, but you really don't have to! Period sex increases your risk of infection. Unless you kept a tampon in for more than eight hourswhich would increase the amount of bacteria in the vagina and is just not a recommended practice anyway, if you're in good health, there's no issue with increased infection during your period.
For a long time, the idea of having sex on your period was a complete no-no - for both men and women. It was considered unclean or just unsavory. But, thankfully, attitudes are changing and around a third of couples interviewed by Simpatic.
There are plenty of great reasons to indulge in the joys of sex during your period, and a ton of ways to maximize pleasure when doing it. Still, in order to make it really worth your while, we asked sex experts for their tips on how to embrace sex during your period. Oh yeah, you heard us.
Though it may pose some logistical concerns, there's no scientific evidence that having sex during your period is harmful to your health. Some women even find that having intercourse while menstruating brings several benefits and is more pleasurable than it is at other times. It's important to remember, though, that just because your body is eliminating your uterine lining because an egg was released but not fertilized doesn't mean you can't get pregnant while you have your period.
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