Sex Tip of the Week: Opting for Period Sex? Advantages and Tips for Having Intercourse While on Menstruation
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Sex during periods may sound weird to many but is an existing practice that people really enjoy getting involved it. Moreover having sex while you are on your periods can actually have more benefits than you could think of. While we agree it can get a little messy, it is safe to have intercourse while you or your partner are on period. In fact, relief from menstrual cramps is one of the advantages of having sex during menstruation as penetration can help ease the menstrual flow. Moreover, your libido changes while you are menstruating and many women believe they are more turned on during their periods and many have also noted increased sex drive during ovulation (two weeks before your period.) How to Stop Period Cramps? 5 Mistakes That Are Making Them Worse During Your Menstruation.

Periods can also act as a natural lubricant which makes it easier to have sex while menstruation. Sex during periods is also known to relieve migraine headaches that many women face, especially at that time of the month. However, if you are planning to have sex during periods here are a few things you might want to keep in mind.

Tips for Period Sex

  • Have an honest conversation with your partner about having period sex. Speak about any hesitations you or your partner may be feeling about having sex during menstruation.
  • Make sure to remove a tampon or menstrual cup, if you are using any beforehand. Remember, it a tampon or menstrual cup stays inside and is pushed further during sex, you can get into serious trouble and will have to get it removed by a doctor. Any such thing left inside you can cause toxic shock syndrome.
  • Have sex in the shower to get rid of the mess that may be created on the bed and if you at all plan to have sex in bed be sure to spread a sheet and below that a plastic/latex sheet to not let the stain seep onto your bed.
  • Keep wet- wipes handy.
  • While there are very fewer chances of getting pregnant while on menstruation but you still might want to use a latex condom to skip any chances of STIs.
  • Opt for sex positions that are more comfortable for the woman.

Having sex during menstruation can get messier than you think. Therefore you might want to be prepared before planning sex. Also, try to avoid impromptu as much as possible.