Period Sex, breaking the taboos | Health.D Cam

September 21, 20206min612

In fact, about half of population in the world would spend years of their menstrual cycle. But it is surprising that menstruation is still a sensitive topic, especially when it comes to period sex where most people feel surprise and shocked. But it’s really simple and it’s a great experience you may not know, and have many questions in mind? This article will answer your questions.

Is period sex safe?

Sex or period sex is not a problem. Having sex without a condom means the risk of STIs and HIV is high. Therefore, it is important that you use a condom or other barrier method during sex, even during period sex. And if you use a sex toy, wash it thoroughly before and after use.

Can period sex make a woman pregnant?

Usually, because menstruation is part of a woman’s ovulation cycle, which is less infertile. It means you are less likely to get pregnant. However, there may still be the case where a woman can get pregnant because some women ovulate early and the sperm can survive inside a woman’s body for up to a week. So, if you want to avoid pregnancy, make sure you use any method of contraception.

But is period sex weird?

No! There are all sorts of cultural and religious reasons that create stigma. But the fact is that period sex is normal and many people may do more than you realize. The more we talk about this, the more we will be able to eliminate these stigmas.

What are the benefits of having period sex?

Of course! Orgasm can help ease period cramps, and the extra lubrication from the blood which can make sexual activity easier or more enjoyable. Hormonal changes during menstruation can also lead to increased arousal, which means that having period sex can be a special pleasure.

Some people say that hormonal changes means that you may not feel sexual desire. And some people may feel more pain during period sex because their cervix is ​​in a slightly different position. There are so many physical and emotional changes that people can feel differently about sex during menstruation and it does not matter.

Will it affect my period?

Some people reported that their menstrual cycle seems a bit shorter after having sex during menstruation (period sex). This is due to the contraction of the muscles that push the thin layer of the uterus down faster. However, this is not the case for everyone and happens all the time.

Is it messy?

On average, a woman loses 6-8 teaspoons of blood during the entire menstrual cycle. So, it will not come out much when you are having sex other than just a little blood in bed. Many people choose to use a towel down to make it easier to clean. But it is up to you and your partner to decide whether or not to have period sex.

What if I or my partner do not want to have period sex?

As with any sexual activities, consent must be obtained from your sexual partner. So, talk to your partner before doing it. Many people choose to give up vaginal sex while their female partner is menstruating, as they prefer other forms of intimacy or do nothing at all, and it is okay. Talking about your desires and satisfaction with your partner with respect is a key that should always be practiced.


Article by: Health.D Cam

Source: International Plan Parenthood Federation (Aug, 2020). “Period Sex”


  • Pat Mazza

    December 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I appreciate you sharing this blog post.Much thanks again. Want more.


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