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.
During your reproductive years, you will get a period roughly once a month. It's safe for both partners. Having sex on your period is entirely safe, although it can sometimes get messy.
Period sex: the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Is it safe? Will I like it?
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.
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.
To have period sex, or not to have period sex — that is the question many women face every 28 days or so. For some, it's simply a no-brainer: Period sex is effing amazing. Forget the mess it may leave; period sex comes with extra and natural lubeheightened horniness, and a great excuse for hopping in the shower together.
Though period sex can be a bit messy, it is safe. Orgasms may relieve menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are a result of your uterus contracting to release its lining.
So your girlfriend or wife is on her period. But why be that guy — especially when good old-fashioned PIV sex is still on the table? We are, of course, referring to period sexwhich can be awesome and fun for everyone involved. While some guys are grossed out by the idea, others love it.
We respect your privacy. The virus may be present in menstrual blood. Therefore, doctors strongly encourage using a condom to decrease this risk.
There is no reason not to, and so, so many reasons to back up why period sex is a glorious thing. The average amount of blood released during menstruation is between 30 and 40ml. So imagine how little blood is actually being released per minute. Then consider how long your sex session is actually going to last.