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Period Sex: Hot Or Not? Here's Everything You Need To Know

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Tips For Period Sex

Should you or shouldn't you have sex when you're having your period?

Well, of course ... that's up to you. This guide is here to help explain some of the benefits, misconceptions, drawbacks and things you should know about having period sex so that you can make that decision for yourself. Here are my answers to some of the most common questions about period sex: 

But, isn't period sex gross? 

Well, menstruation (e.g. having your period) is just part of life. Pretty much every woman on earth will menstruate for part of their life, so if you want to view it as 'gross,' then fine, that's your prerogative. But the truth is — it's not weird, different or gross, it's normal. Hopefully the man you plan on having sex with shares this same view.

Does period sex mean I won't get pregnant?

While you're less likely to get pregnant if you have sex during your period, it's not impossible. So to avoid getting pregnant, use appropriate contraception.

Won't period sex be messy?

When having sex on your period, blood will be involved. If you don't want to deal with stains later on, take some precautions. Place a towel on your bed to keep blood off your sheets. Or opt for shower sex, which easily washes any blood right down the drain. 

Is my risk for STDs greater?

Having sex during your period does increase your risk of contracting STDs (because your cervix is slightly more open at this time). So, if you and your man are not completely monogamous, use a condom.

Will I have any sensation?

Many women feel incredible sexual pleasure during period sex. One of the great things about it is that the blood acts as a lubricant. So, if you normally struggle with self-lubrication, or usually need to apply lube, nature gives you a helping hand via your own blood.

Will my man act all weird about it?

While period sex is perfectly normal, some guys still act weird about it. This is one of those annoying things you may have to deal with, as there is little you can do about it. Ideally, date someone who doesn't have a problem with it, but, of course, that's hard to know about someone ahead of time.  

Another option if your man is acting strange about it is to just talk to him and let him know that the only person being weird about it is him.

Won't period sex feel painful?

If you suffer from intense cramping when 'surfing the crimson wave,' great news — sex can help relieve that pain. Orgasms are nature's pleasurable painkiller, perfect for making your periods easier to deal with.

Is it freaky or weird to like period sex?

Some people think period sex is unclean or not normal (even though it's perfectly normal and clean when done properly). So, for these people, having period sex can become a real turn-on because of that taboo factor. 

Clearly, there are both benefits and drawbacks to period sex.

But either way, it's perfectly normal (and hopefully your man understands this, too).  Just diligently take safety precautions to prevent pregnancy or STDS.

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