Anytime bodily fluids are coming out of someone, it's uncomfortable. Blood coming out from the mysterious nether regions is particularly unsettling, and to many, men and women, a little gross. For most women periods take up three to five days each month for around four decades. That adds up, so women and their partners are almost guaranteed to want to have sex at some point during that time. There is nothing wrong with having sex while a woman is on her period, but there are some details about this situation you and she might want to know first.
6 Things You Should Know About Having Sex During Your Period
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Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Taboos about avoiding sexual behavior while menstruating are based on archaic ideas. Some women even notice increased arousal during their period and find that period sex strengthens their connection with their partner 1, 2. Plus, there is anecdotal evidence that the hormones released during orgasm can help to reduce menstrual cramps 4, 5. Masturbation during your period is always an option and has similar benefits.
You’re More Likely to Get an STI During Your Period—Here’s Why
Here's everything you need to know about sexual intimacy during that time of the month, from infection risk to birth control. The virus may be present in menstrual blood. Therefore, doctors strongly encourage using a condom to decrease this risk. You may also be more prone to some infections in general at this time. Your vagina maintains a pH level of 3.
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. We rounded up seven things you should know about period sex, including insight from experts, to help you make that time of the month even more enjoyable. Read on, bleed on, and get off to your heart's content.