What’s The Deal With Period Sex?
For many women it’s almost taboo to have sex while on their period, in fact there are even some religions that forbid it!
For starters women may feel embarrassed for fear of grossing their partner out. Next, there’s the extra layer of logistics required to have sex while on your period. And finally, some may worry about STDs that can pass through blood.
However, if you’re in a trusting relationship and would feel comfortable exploring and opening up to your partner, there’s definitely NOTHING wrong with having sex on your period.
If you’re in a same sex relationship, then chances are about 50% that either you or your partner will be on her period. So you’d better get used to the period sex. Here are some of the benefits:
1. Increased Libido. By not having sex during your period you could be missing out on the most mind blowing sex of the month. Seriously. Some women are more aroused during ovulation, while others feel it during their period. Well, if you never have sex during your period you wouldn’t even know. Many women have a drop in estrogen the first day of their period but by the third day it’s on the rise, which may correspond with your libido.
2. PMS Relief. Believe it or not, having an orgasm just might relieve some of the unwelcome symptoms that Aunt Flo brings during her monthly visit like cramps and headaches.
The reason an orgasm helps is twofold:
a. When you have an orgasm your uterus contracts and releases. The release helps to bring some needed solace from your period cramps.
b. An orgasm also releases endorphins, which naturally make you feel good.
Some women who get migraines say that having sex relieves their headache either partially or completely.
If this sounds pretty good but you don’t have a partner to have sex with, masturbation will have the same effect.
3. Shorter Periods. When you orgasm, your uterus contracts and pushes out more blood. This may make your period slightly shorter.
4. Skip The Lube. This may sounds super gross, but blood is a pretty good lubricant. So, if you’re concerned about not naturally lubricating with your partner, during your period this won’t be a concern.
5. Birth Control. If you’re 100% sure you’re having your period and it’s not spotting, chances of you get pregnant are very slim. Not impossible of course, but not likely.
1. Messy Bed Sheets. This is by the far the biggest issue. Depending on your partner’s flow, your bed could end up looking like a murder scene. So, put down some plastic, or white sheets or blankets you can bleach afterward. Or, if you have dark colored blankets use those.
2. Oral Sex. If your partner is concerned about being a vampire, you may have to let the oral sex go. Blood has a metallic like taste due to the iron content in blood which some people just may not love.
3. STDs. these travel in blood, so if you’re with someone you don’t have 100% confidence in, make sure he’s wearing a condom.
Don’t let your period slow you down. If you’re in an open honest relationship, there are more postivies than negatives to having sex during your period. And if you just feel too crappy to even think about sex on your period, you might want to consider taking an all natural supplement to help with balancing out your hormones, so you’re in the mood, to get in the mood 😉