Is it okay to have period sex?

By Makena Keita

Women roughly get their periods once a month. However, period sex is considered taboo by most people. Just because you are having your periods does not mean you have to entirely forego sex. Unless it makes you uncomfortable or causes you pain, there is no reason why you should avoid having sex during your monthly periods. There is nothing dirty about period blood, and it is completely okay to have period sex.

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Tips for having period sex

  • Be prepared and ready for messy sex – Due to blood being involved, it is always advisable to have a towel or a cloth underneath during period sex. The best option is dark-coloured towels. More so, when it is a heavy flow. It is also advisable to have wet wipes nearby. They can be used to clean your partner during intercourse.

  • Think of period blood as a lube – Most people are turned off by blood. Think of it as a form of lubrication.

  • Do not forget to remove tampons before engaging in penetration.

  • Use a condom – If you are not sure about your partner’s heath, it is advisable to use a condom to protect yourself from AIDS, STIs, and pregnancy. It is believed that the risk there are higher risks of getting STIs and AIDS during period sex.

  • Birth control is essential – The chances of being pregnant depend on the length of your menstrual cycle or the day ovulation occurs in your cycle. Women have different cycles. You can only get pregnant from having sex during your period if you happen to ovulate early in your cycle or if your period lasts longer than expected. It is always advisable to track your ovulation day using a fertility calendar or a period tracker. Also, another consideration is the lifespan of sperm. Sperm can live in your uterus for 4-5days. If you have sex when your period is ending, the sperm can still fertilize the egg of its viable.

  • Get to it when you are horny – For enjoyable sex, make sure you are both turned on. As much as you are well lubricated, being turned on makes it much better.

  • Do not forget to incorporate oral sex – You can give your partner a blow job. Also, blood comes from the vagina. With a clean clit, your partner can eat you out, and you will orgasm. However, be ready for an unpleasant smell. Also, blood tastes metallic. This might wreck the mood, especially for the person giving the clit job.

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Benefits of having period sex

  • Relief from cramps – For those who experience painful menstrual periods, period sex is a pleasant relief from cramps. During menstrual periods, the uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Besides, when you experience an orgasm during sex, your uterus muscles contract, then there is a release that brings some relief from period cramps. Also, when one orgasm there is the release of the feel-good hormone endorphin, which is also a good cramp relief. Good news to the women who do not like taking painkillers.

  • You might experience shorter periods – As mentioned earlier, muscle contractions during an orgasm can help push out the uterine lining much faster. Therefore, when the lining is expelled from your body, the bleeding stops leading to shorter periods. If you get your periods for 6 days, you might be able to shorten it by a day or two.

  • High libido – During the menstruation cycle, there is a fluctuation of hormones in the body. Some women say they are more turned on during ovulation while others report that they are more turned on during their periods. I am hornier during the 4 days I experience my periods.

  • Natural lubrication – Menstrual blood serves as a natural lubricant. You don’t need lube when you are having period sex.

  • Stress relief – As mentioned earlier, orgasms facilitate the release of the feel-good hormone, endorphins. Enjoy some vigorous fucking during your menstrual periods for some good vibes only and stress relief.

  • More enjoyable sex – Due to good lubrication and high libido, most women enjoy sex better. There is nothing uncomfortable as having sex when your vagina is dry, and you are not turned on. Be kinky and raunchy during your periods for more enjoyable fucking.


  • Partially or entirely relieves headaches – Most women experience headaches during their menstrual periods. However, women who engage in sexual activities have reported partial or complete relief of headaches. Again, you do not need painkillers for headaches. Kill two birds with one stone. Enjoy some orgasms and pain relief.

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Disadvantages of period sex

  • For people who have blood phobia, it might be too messy for them and not the ideal time to have sex.

  • You are at a higher risk of getting STIs and AIDs – It has been confirmed that you are at a higher risk of getting STIs and AIDs during period sex. The virus might be present on the blood leading to a higher chance of transmission.

  • It might be smelly – Period blood might have an unpleasant smell. Although it might not be your main focus when you are both turned on, be ready for it.

  • You are limited to trying different positions – Some positions might be very uncomfortable during period sex. When the blood flow is heavy, you are limited to not trying out new things. First of all, very few people will be comfortable to engage in oral sex. Also, due to gravity, the doggy style might be too messy. The best position to have during period sex is when missionary when the lady is lying down.

Conclusion

During sex, be it regular or period sex, there are a lot of fluids and excretions involved. Some of these bodily fluids and secretions are sweat, sperm, urine, or even faeces if you are into anal. Therefore, menstrual blood should not be a reason enough to deter you from having sex for those 3-5 days. Do not let your period put a halt to your sex life. If you do a lot of preparation, you might end up enjoying period sex more

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