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Can I have sex during my period?

The answer is yes, it’s time to bust the myth that period sex is unsafe. In fact, whether it's vaginal, oral, or anal sex, it's very safe and a pleasurable experience during your period. Despite this, most people are still shy about menstrual intercourse, fearing embarrassment, cramping or confusion, etc., thus avoiding menstrual intercourse.

Research shows that while 54 per cent of women are open to menstrual sex, 40 per cent feel "embarrassed" or "uncertain" about suggesting it to their partner. Additionally, only half of women feel comfortable discussing menstrual sex with their partners.

To remove the stigma of period sex, it's important to understand its potential benefits and how to approach it confidently with your partner. By learning more about period sex and discussing it openly, you can overcome any reservations and enjoy a fulfilling sexual experience during your period.

Having sex during menstruation is a very normal thing, but whether to have menstrual sex depends largely on personal preference. If you find it difficult to accept this, there is no need to force yourself to accept it. If you are interested in this, you might as well give it a try, maybe you will find new experiences and excitement.

Interestingly, many people with uteruses report feeling particularly aroused during menstruation.

 

There are several benefits to having sex during menstruation:

  1. Improves mood: According to research from Oregon Health & Science University, engaging in sexual activity, including menstrual sex, can increase self-esteem, reduce depression and anxiety, relieve stress, improve sleep quality, and relieve pain.
  1. Relieve menstrual symptoms: Sex may help relieve common menstrual symptoms, such as cramping, breast pain, and mental restlessness. In one study, 70% of respondents reported that masturbation (single sex) had a positive effect on menstrual pain intensity, with 93% of respondents at least somewhat reducing pain intensity.
  1. Natural lubrication: Menstrual blood acts as a natural vaginal lubricant, which can enhance the comfort during sexual intercourse, especially during intercourse. For people with vaginal dryness, menstrual sex can relieve symptoms. However, if chronic dryness is experienced, a healthcare professional must be consulted.

 

Risks of menstrual sex

Menstrual sex has similar risks and side effects as non-menstrual sex, including the possibility of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is crucial to understand these factors and take appropriate precautions. Here are some key considerations about the side effects and risks of menstrual sex:

Some people may experience discomfort during menstrual intercourse due to factors such as cramping or genital irritation. It’s crucial to listen to your body and prioritize your comfort. If period sex isn't enjoyable for you, it's perfectly acceptable to take a break during your period. When engaging in internal intercourse (for example, inserting a finger, toy, or penis into the vagina), remember to remove the tampon to prevent discomfort or potential complications, such as pushing the tampon too far.

 

How to initiate menstrual sex?

When it comes to having sex during your period, the most important thing is to prioritize your and your partner's comfort and pleasure. Here are some tips to enhance your experience:

  1. Communication: Communication is first and foremost, have an open and honest communication with your partner before initiating sex. You can talk about your boundaries during menstrual sex, and each other's comfort levels, etc. Understanding each other's preferences is a good start and can make the experience more pleasurable for each other.
  1. Pay attention to foreplay: I don’t need to say more about how important foreplay is. Although the vagina comes with lubrication during menstruation, it does not mean that foreplay is not important. It can greatly enhance our sexual experience and enhance each other’s love. Intimacy and affection. You can also explore sensitive areas of the body, such as nipple play, massage or temperature play, etc. You like it. The prerequisite for exploring these is mutual consent and respect for each other's boundaries.
  1. Add menstrual blood: If you want, you can add menstrual blood to your foreplay. You can take a shower together and use the opportunity to clean up the blood while enjoying intimate touches and kisses. Additionally, some people find blood erotic and may enjoy using menstrual blood for massage or other sensual activities.
  1. Use a towel: To minimize mess, consider placing a towel under you and your partner during sex. This makes cleanup easier, allowing you to focus on having fun instead of worrying about staining your sheets. Also, if you're worried about your period, consider having sex in the shower for a cleaner experience.

By having open communication, focusing on foreplay, adding period blood if needed, and using a towel to keep things clean, you can have an enjoyable and satisfying experience during period sex.

Finally, please maintain good hygiene habits, especially during menstruation. Of course, using a vibrator or dildo is also very safe, but remember to clean it before and after use.

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