Sex During Your Period
It Okay To Do?
and it is really a matter of personal preference as to whether
you chose to do it. During a normal sexual experience a
woman's natural lubrication often gets on her and her partner
and the fact that it is mixed with blood during her period
is more about personal preference and potential for staining
clothing or sheets than whether it is right or wrong.
S. Lawless, Ph.D., C.E.O.
often discouraged in our society to do anything to get dirty and
menstrual blood is often seen as unclean, which it is not. Again
it really comes down to It personal preference.
For many women
sex during their period is beneficial. Women have found experiencing
orgasm(s) during their menstrual period relieves menstrual cramps.
This is because the uterine contractions of orgasm helps to expel
the menstrual fluid and relieves some of the muscular tension
in the muscles of the uterus, caused by the hormone prostaglandin.
rely on masturbation to produce their orgasm(s), feeling they
are or should be unattractive to their partner at this time. Others
just are not in the mood for partner sex, in an active role, but
know the benefits of orgasm.
experience a marked increase in their libido during their menstrual
period and as a result crave partner sex. While some postpone
sex until after their period others aggressively seek out a partner.
sex drive during this time is the result of hormonal changes and
perhaps because a woman knows she is not pregnant, and is much
less likely to become pregnant during her period.
Some men and
women are attracted to menstrual blood and desire their partner
the most when they are menstruating. Usually there is an aversion
to oral sex, cunnilingus during this time, however, some people
do not have an aversion to this. If you desire performing cunnilingus
during a woman's period, it is perfectly okay. Again, it is truly
a personal preference. Remember
That All STD
Rules Still Apply.
You Get Pregnant?
a woman is least likely to get pregnant during her period, she
can. During menstruation a woman's body is flushing out both the
unfertilized egg and the lining her body prepared for the possibility
of a fertilized egg, so it is quite difficult to get pregnant
during this time. Yet it is not impossible.
reside inside of a woman's body for several days after sex, and
a very slim chance exists that these several days will extend
into the beginning of a woman's fertile period. The greater risk
involved with having unprotected sex during a woman's period is
that she has mistaken spotting or other midcycle bleeding for
her period. If this is the case, then a woman may be having unprotected
sex at a time when she is very much fertile.
It is also
essential to remember that menstruation does not protect either
partner from contracting HIV or a STD! Both menstrual blood and
vaginal secretions can transmit STDs and HIV, exposing the partner
of any HIV+ woman to greater risk.
women with Herpes experience flare-ups during menstruation, making
themselves more vulnerable to HIV or other STD infection through
open sores and their partner more vulnerable to Herpes. There
is also some debate over whether sex during menstruation exposes
a woman to higher risk of pelvic inflammatory disease.