8 Things You Definitely Want To Know About Period Sex

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8 Things You Definitely Want To Know About Period Sex

Period sex is one of those things that people just don’t talk about.

Of course, people now talk about sex more – well, most people do, however, some aspects still remain taboo. Period Sex is something many women, and men, consider dirty, icky and best left alone. But the thing is, period sex might actually be a good thing – for both you and your partner!

Period sex, although often considered taboo or avoided due to societal stigma, is a completely natural and normal aspect of sexual activity.

And even if it’s a topic people avoid talking about, a lot of women actually have sex or have had sex during their period. In fact, this study tried to gauge women’s views on period sex and out of 500 women, 82% have sex during their period – read more about it here.

You’re probably here because you’re curious, or it’s possible that you’re considering it, but understanding the facts can help alleviate worries and make informed decisions. Here are some things you definitely want to know about period sex:

Period sex can relieve painful cramps and migraines

Got cramps? Well, period sex could sort those out for you big time! See, when you have sex, and reach the top of that wonderful mountain we call orgasm, your body pumps delightful chemicals called endorphins all over the body.

Those are the best! We love them not just because they make us feel so warm and fuzzy inside, but also because they knock cramps on the head.

Another nasty symptom that sometimes comes with it are migraines, half of the women I know experience it and it’s probably the worst time of the month. But this study found out that many of those who did have period sex partially and some, completely relieved their migraine.

I don’t know if it’s really because of having sex, or if it’s because I read these studies and convinced myself, but I’m telling you it did! And the better the orgasm, the less pain I experienced for the rest of the days I had period. Natural pain killer!

Period Sex Can Help You Relax

You know that super stress that rears its ugly head when Aunty Flo comes to stay? It’s the kind of stress that makes you want to scream murder at anyone who dares step in your way while PMS is running wild in your body?

Well, sex can help with that, too. It’s those endorphins again making us pain-free in all areas of our body, and stress-free anywhere we need it.

Period Sex can make your period shorter

What magical words.

You certainly heard it right, ladies, because it turns out that having a romp around in the bedroom can actually lessen the time you spend bleeding during your period. It has to do with endometrial shedding.

Having sex, and a really good orgasm, can increase the endometrial shedding, which means that although you might bleed a little heavier afterwards, your period may be shorter.

I’ve only told you 3 benefits of having period sex so far, but I am pretty sure you’re already convinced and thinking of doing it during that time of the month.

Just in case you feel hesitant still, here’s a tip: TOYS.

Research suggests that using sex toys during menstruation can help couples explore each other’s bodies and discover new sources of pleasure. Vibrators can stimulate erogenous zones and enhance arousal, potentially leading to more intense orgasms.

Yep, toys are great for pleasure even during your period. It’s also a great way to convince your partner to do it. If you are wondering where to buy vibrators online or other toys, here are some recommendations:

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The Satisfyer Hot Lover Dual Stimulator is a top-rated sex tech vibrator offering dual stimulation for the G-spot and clitoris. It has a warming function that heats up to 39C for enhanced pleasure and a real feel, plus it can be controlled either using the device’s panel or on your phone on the user-friendly Satisfyer Connect app. That way, you don’t have to use your hands much and it can focus on…better things.

Made from body-friendly silicone, waterproof and easy to clean.

Selopa Bunny Thruster Vibrator | Stay at Home

If you’re more into rabbits, the Selopa Bunny is a great pick!

It’s an exceptional vibrator. Designed to precisely perform both clitoral and internal stimulation, it features a rotating shaft for internal pleasure, and the rabbit-shaped attachment plays with the clitoris. It’s waterproof and comfortable, just clean with soap and water once you’re done.

The only problem you’ll have with this is that it will make you come too fast – when your partner just started enjoying.

Satisfyer Pro 2 Clitoral Stimulator Rose Gold | Stay at Home

Here’s something for the love button! The Satisfyer Pro 2 is powered by Satisfyer Airpulse technology, delivering waves of gentle (or intense! – whatever you like) pressure, titillating and pleasuring the clitoris. This is a favourite of many ladies as it is known to deliver explosive orgasms. It’s quiet and waterproof so you can use it in the shower. The head is large and wide, made of hygienic silicone which is super easy to clean with soap and water.

Handy Thruster | Stay at Home

A favourite for shower play and perfect for period sex.

This baby has powerful thrusting vibrations in a compact design and a unique accordion neck which stretches in three different patterns – it actually feels penis like! Has 10 vibrating speeds and patterns, 3 thrusting speeds and patterns, and is made from phthalate and latex-free silicone. Can be used in the tub under the water so if your partner wants to have sex but you don’t feel comfortable yet, this is such a great alternative.

Maintaining good hygiene practices is important whether it’s period sex or normal sex, especially when using sex toys. It is a must to clean sex toys before and after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria and reduce the risk of infections. Using condoms on sex toys can also help maintain hygiene and make cleanup easier.

Period Sex can feel better than normal sex

You’ve probably noticed that you’re a little more…frisky during that time of the month? Who are we kidding, you’re a raging sex machine! Anyway, periods do make women hornier. The increased blood flow to the pelvic area during menstruation can enhance arousal and sensitivity, potentially leading to more pleasurable experiences.

That means when you give in to the temptation, you’re going to be enjoying one hell of a pleasurable ride.

Period sex is totally safe for the penis

There are a lot of things that might turn people off from having sex and some are concerned for their junk. For some reason, there’s a stigma going around that period blood is somehow dangerous for the d-rod and that it can ‘infect’ the penis. LOL

Period sex with a male partner is perfectly healthy, and although it might be a little messy, there’s no danger there, folks. Menstrual blood itself is sterile and does not pose any health risks when it comes in contact with the penis.

However, it’s important that doing it should be agreed upon and wanted by everyone involved. So if one of you does not feel “safe” putting the male genital into the vag yet, refer to this list of toys (click here) and use it to have fun *wink*. You’ll definitely come and everyone goes to bed happy.

Period sex CAN help strengthen relationships

Communication is key – such a cliche right? But it’s one of the hardest things to deal with. Being in a relationship requires communicating your desires and also understanding each other’s boundaries. Sex is one of the hardest things to talk about among many other topics.

Being able to talk about where one stands in uncomfortable topics such as period sex, about consent, preferences, considering each other’s pleasure and satisfaction is such a feat. It is soo not sexy!

But if you get past it, and actually enjoy doing it after being open to each other is such a wonderful experience that will ultimately help strengthen the relationship. From one uncomfortable topic, you can talk about other important topics as as well, slowly it becomes easier and more comfortable.

Ok now for the not-so-good stuff…

Oops! Period sex CAN still result in pregnancy

If you thought period sex was an easy way to make sure that you could enjoy some unprotected hanky-panky without having to worry about a visit from the stork, you’re wrong. There is always a possibility that you could get pregnant with period sex, or any sex for that matter when you aren’t protected.

Plus, those little tadpoles can live for as long as 7 days, so unless you want a bundle of joy, consider putting a raincoat on or consider having sex without penetration.

Period Sex can make it easier to get an STI

Well, that’s not great. Turns out that because the cervix is slightly more open when you’re having your period, you’re actually at a higher risk of contracting a sexual transmitted infection! That’s just another reason, among so many, why you really should be having protected sex if you decide to engage in a bit of period lovin’.

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Period sex is more common than you think. We might not like to talk about period sex, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen.

Ultimately, whether you choose to engage in period sex is a personal choice. Communicate with your partner, respect boundaries and make sure to practise good hygiene to avoid infections.

Period Sex FAQs

How do you cope with the mess during period sex?

There are several ways to make sure you lessen or experience no mess at all. First, have sex in the shower. Or if that’s not something you want, you can either place a dark coloured towel on the bed !  If you are really into period sex or messy sex in general (go you!) – invest in a rubber sheet.  Think of all the fun you can have on that!!

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I’m on my period but don’t want to bleed over my partner, what do I do?

Well, I’m hoping that you are close enough to your partner to be able to discuss it, but if you are really worried about it, look at something like a Diaphragm (you will need to see your GP and get measured up for one) – this puts a barrier between your cervix and the penis. The diaphragm will catch any blood – and won’t leak.

There is also a product on the market called a ‘Ziggy Cup’ which is similar to the diaphragm and sits like a disc at the top of your vagina. The Ziggy Cup is perfect for women on their period.

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Do men like period sex?

Look, if you are open and confident and he is open and confident, you don’t have a problem. Sure it isn’t for everyone but talk about.  Most men don’t mind, or even find it a bit naughty so will be keen!

Now that you know, has your opinion on period sex changed at all? Would you consider doing it now if you’ve never done it? Or have we turned you off entirely?

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