Period sex is not something that we talk about much or it even makes people feel gross. Some just cannot stand the thought of it, while others do not mind having period sex. But it still has a stigma attached to it. It might be a little messy, but you should not miss the healthy sex life during that time of the month. It even offers some benefits. Here are 11 things you need to know about period sex.
Orgasm can ease cramps
Orgasm releases endorphins which can relieve common PMS symptoms such as stress and can also relieve cramps for some people based on the strength and intensity of climax. Vaginal orgasms have alleviating properties more than clitoral stimulation.
Menstrual blood is not harmful to penis
People consider period blood to be impure and carry infection that could spread if anyone gets in touch with it. Menstrual blood is a mixture of healthy blood and tissues that body no longer needs. There is no harm if a man gets a little blood on his penis.
Orgasm may speed up the flow of menstrual blood
Period sex is messy, but you may notice more blood even if your period is light. Orgasm releases the rate at which endometrial debris is released from your body which can, in turn, decrease the length of your period.
Nearly one-third of people have period sex
People do not talk about it does not mean that they do not do it. Nearly 30% of sexually active people have sex during their period and woman even notice the increase in arousal during that time of the month.
It can make sex more enjoyable
Periods have no negative impact on sexual arousal and some women may even want more sex during periods. Many women feel more turned on and sensitive during their period which leads to an increase in pleasure.
It is like a natural lubrication
You will just not need any lube.
It can spread sexually transmitted infections
It can contribute to the transmission of some sexually transmitted infection like HIV. The cervix is slightly more open during this time to allow the blood to pass, which increases the risk of infection if exposed to STI. Use a condom to avoid it.
Your baby will not have red hair if you conceive during period
You could have a red hair baby if you conceive during the period and the possibilities to have that are as same as conceiving at any other time.
You can easily clean up later
Your bedsheets will not enjoy your period sex. To remove blood stains quickly, soak them in cold salt water before washing, then spray on a stain remover and wash it normally.
It is your choice
Period sex is a personal choice and not one every woman chooses to make. Don’t ever feel pressured to have sex whilst you’re on your period if you don’t want to – if your partner can’t wait a few days, they’re probably not worth waiting for.
You can still get pregnant
People with 28-day cycle are less likely to ovulate around their period. But sperm can live up to seven days, which makes it possible to get pregnant during the period.