Is It Okay To Have Sex During Your Period

The great thing about sex is that you can practically do it anytime and anywhere. Provided, of course, your partner is okay with it too.

Although you can have sex anywhere and anytime, you should still consider the appropriate time and place to enjoy yourselves. One of these situations to consider is during the days in which the woman gets her period. Once each month, women go through a menstrual cycle where their uterus removes its outer lining in order to create a new one.

During this time of typically a few days, blood is secreted through the vagina. Technically speaking, you can still have sex while on a period. However, as you can imagine, it will be very messy sex. So if you don't mind getting blood all over you and your bedsheets, then there is nothing majorly wrong with having sex during menstrual cycles.

What You Need to Know About Sex and Period

Despite it being true that having sex during a period is fine, there are still a few things that you need to be wary of in this situation. One of these, for example, is the mess. If you have yet to experience bloodstains, keep in mind that they are much harder to remove than regular stains. So expect to do a thorough wash after you've had your fun in the bedroom if your partner was on her period.

Pregnancy is still possible while on a period

Contrary to what most people believe, it is possible to get pregnant from sex during a period. Of course, the chance is very low. But because sperm can stay alive inside the uterus for up to seven days, there is still that open window. For instance, if you had sex on the last day of your period, then there is a good chance that those sperm will last long enough for the new egg to arrive. Plus, women can have different menstrual cycles from each other, not to mention that it is not always the same schedule.

So, to be extra safe, wear a condom if you don't want to get pregnant. One thing to note as a woman is to make sure that you don't leave your tampons inside your vagina if you use them. Otherwise, if you have sex, then you will need the doctor's help to get it out from being pushed further back.

STI is especially a risk during period sex

Another reason why you should always wear a condom when having sex during a period is because of the high risk of getting an STI or STD, which are short for a sexually transmitted infection and sexually transmitted disease. STIs or STDs are contracted through physical touch, which, of course, is precisely what you are exposed to with sex. It is significantly riskier when blood is involved because STIs, such as HIV and hepatitis, are viruses that live in the blood.

 

Benefits of Sex During Periods

Sex during your period can pose a couple of risks – that is, if you view pregnancy as a risk. But having said this, there are still some benefits to sex on your period days. These benefits, however, are more for women. But if you're a man and want to please your woman, then you can consider this as an option.

Sex can relieve menstrual cramps

The majority of women, unfortunately, experience what is called menstrual cramps during their period. This happens because the uterus contracts in order to remove its old lining, which can result in pain in the area. Though the level of pain depends on each woman's pain tolerance, it may not be as bad for some or even noticeable at all for others.

But sex can relieve this common pain due to two reasons. One is that orgasms also cause contractions of the uterus. Therefore, it can help remove the lining sooner. The other reason is that sex releases a chemical called endorphin, which is commonly called the happy drug. So having sex during your period can take away the pain temporarily or distract you from it.

Some women have an increased sexual drive during their period

All women go through a menstrual cycle. But not all of them go through it exactly the same way. For example, your period date may not be the same as another person's period date. It is the same way with your sex drive. Some women are not in the mood for any kind of sexual intimacy while on their period. On the other hand, there are those whose sex drive is heightened during this time. So, if you want to make the most of your female partner's eagerness to participate in sexual activities while on her period, then her period days may be a perfect time.

Conclusion

Sex in itself is a good thing and very beneficial for both men and women. In fact, a healthy sex life is based on both parties being pleasured. So by often conversing with your partner about your sex life, you will have a greater chance of enjoying each other's company sexually, regardless of the situation.

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