Periods suck, but they’re also a reminder every month that you’re not pregnant. Whether you’re single, in a relationship or married, your menstrual cycle can affect your sex life with your partner. A majority of men don’t enjoy period sex because they can’t fathom the idea of blood, pads or tampons. There are, however, a small percent of men who don’t mind period sex with their significant other. To those men, we salute you.
On the contrary, the women are the ones that would rather skip out on sex during their period because of the smell and lack of comfortability. It’s no fun having to wash bloody sheets, yet alone deal with the awkwardness tied to the act. If you decide to engage or not engage in period sex, it’s entirely a women’s decision. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable and secure, but keep in mind the benefits or lack thereof of sex during your period.
- It can be messy, so make sure you have a towel down or opt for the shower.
- Utilize a menstrual cup to prevent lots of blood during a heavy flow during sex.
- It can offer relief from menstrual cramps & headaches.
- It’s still possible to get pregnant while on your period if you’re irregular, so use protection. In addition, use protection for STIs if both partners aren’t tested.
- It offers increased lubrication, which can help those who struggle with dryness.
Did you know 35% of women in the U.S. are embarrassed to talk about their period with their male counterparts? Ultimately, sex during your period can be an enjoyable things as long as both parties have open communication. Women, we encourage you to ask your partner what makes them uncomfortable about the subject. Now, if it’s you that struggles with it, don’t limit your own sexual satisfaction for 5-7 days each month. Learn to try new things and normalize your menstrual cycle.