Any activity during period can be a unique experience. You are either too low to do it well or high enough to do an excellent job. Doing anything during periods can have its own set of pros and cons. Similarly, sex during your period is one such experience. Sex during your period has its advantages and risks. We’ve broken them all down for you so you can decide for yourself!
1) Consent first
Communication about sex during your period is important, as is consent from both partners. If you’re uncomfortable to engage in intercourse during your period, or your partner is, it’s best to have an open discussion about it.
2) Keep it clean!
Make sure to wash yourself before sexual intercourse. Lay a towel down on the bed to avoid any mess and stains.
3) What are the chances of getting pregnant while you are on your period?
Yes, you definitely could get pregnant! Sperm can survive for 3-5 days in your body. Additionally, ovulation can slightly overlap with the latter days of your menstrual cycle. Using a condom will also keep you and your partner safe from potential infections (which you’re more susceptible to during your period) and also STDs.
4) What are the benefits of having sex during your period?
It is common for women to feel more aroused during their period due to the hormonal changes that take place during that time of the month. Sex during your period is also known to help with pain, mood swings and irritability associated with your cycle. The menstrual flow also acts as a great lubricant during your period.
While having sex on your period has its benefits, you must prioritise your safety!
It all comes down to comfort ladies! Communicate with your partner to see how they feel about sex during your period. If you’re on the same page, make sure to use protection.
Sexual health is an important part of your well being and we want to ensure that you have all the information you need. Read our articles on sexual health right here.
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