Menstrual Health, Mental Health, Personal Care, Sexual Health, Sexual Hygiene

Having sex during Periods

Period sex

Being sexually active during periods is completely normal. If you and your partner is comfortable with having sex during mensuration, then it’s great to continue having sex throughout the month and not have to keep space. It’s wholly natural and safe for you and your partner.

Misconception about period sex is that it’s dirty or unclean when compared to other sex. It’s not true. Every Sex involves different types of fluids and erection. Arousal fluid is being wet, ejaculating fluid is cum, sweat, sometimes urine, and even fecal matter when exploring anus. So menstrual blood should not be a reason to avoid intercourse unless it’s your personal preference.

So, make sure to communicate it with your partner rather than deciding that he will be disgusted. In fact, the person who is having periods is who puts an end to have sex during mensuration without even conveying to the partner. Let your heart out on the spur of the moment. Because you are never going to know what is going on in your partner’s head unless a proper communication is made. Great sex starts with good communication.

We would like to give you more insights on the cons of having sex during periods and pros as well.

Remedy to Period Cramps:

Women during periods never fail to complain about cramps. But you have got relief from that. Yes, here is why it is so.

Sex will lead to physical relaxation of the uterus and also feel-good hormones called endorphins released when you have orgasm. These hormones stir up the opioid receptors in the body, which can help to relieve pain temporarily. Opioid receptors are basically present in our body that controls pain. Because of this, pain from cramps can be relieved whether they are period cramps or premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cramps that occur one or three days before the period. These natural painkillers can also help with other aches and pains related to your period. So you don’t have to deal with headaches associated with periods as well.

Sex drive and arousal:

It’s a known fact that Every month, women experience periods with the usual symptoms like bloating, cramps, fatigue, etc. But this time of the month can also make women horny. Period involves the cyclical rise and fall of hormones like oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. These hormones play an important role in your sex drive thus impacting your mood during mensuration.

 Even when the sex drive is higher, the preference is not same for everyone.


During mensuration if you are aroused your vagina lubricates more because of increased blood flow. Period sex obviously makes for the Most naturally lubricated sex. So yes, it’s great time of all to have sexual intercourse.

It includes a few drawbacks too.

Risk of Sexually transmitted disease:

The risk of sexually transmitted diseases is higher in period sex. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, having intercourse during menstruation increases the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV. The virus can be present in the blood during menstruation. Health professionals strongly recommend using condoms to reduce this risk.

Unpleasant smell:

 It may be smelly. Menstrual blood can often have an unpleasant odor. It’s good to be prepared.

Limited positions:

Therefore, if you agree to have sex during your mensuration, there are a few things to keep in mind. It’s partner comfort and minimal pain. Not many positions are favorable this time. Your position is limited. You or your partner may not be accustomed to oral sex during your mensuration. A good position to try is a missionary position.

Protect your bed:

In period sex you should care for your partner while having intercourse and also you have to do aftercare. This includes washing stained sheets. So don’t fail to cover your regular blanket with a towel or you can even go to rubber sheets instead of that.

Another sort of question is about the possibility of getting pregnant during period sex. Even though it’s less likely, don’t forget your condom.

Research says that only 55% of adults getting themselves involved in Period sex. If you haven’t tried it, you might love it.

Who knows? Try it out!

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