For most women, those five days of the month are the most dreaded. The period cramps, the continuous changing of tampons and sanitary napkins, the fatigue and the moods. They’re all things we wish we could avoid. But getting your period is natural and vital to female sexual health, and who says you shouldn’t or couldn’t have some fun while you have it.
Fun Facts about Period Sex
These fun facts about sex on your period will make you look forward to the next time you are on your monthly cycle.
First Time Sex and Menstrual Cycle
Is it the first time you plan on having sex on your menstrual cycle? Fear not! Don’t worry about messy sheets and what your partner will think and so on. Your partner will enjoy just as much as you will. If you’re worried about messy sheets, then just use an old towel on top. Also, at the end of the day, it’s only blood, how grossed out can he get!
Unprotected Sex and Period
Some period cycles last more than five days, at the same time, sperm can live inside you for up to 3-5 days. Sometimes, these two cycles can overlap and there are chances of getting pregnant. So, although the chances are really slim, we would still suggest you use protection at all times.
You May End Up Liking It
Estrogen and testosterone levels are generally low on Day 1, however by Day 3 they start to rise. This can cause you to feel more aroused and more sensitive on these days. Even though your period cramps on Day 1 and 2 may keep you too distracted to think of having intercourse, by Day 3 onward, you might most likely be craving it. You’ll also end up enjoying it. A lot!
Your period flow can actually act as a natural lubricant during sex. This can help increase pleasure. You can do away with your store-bought lubricants and go natural with the lubrication while on your period.
Period Sex can Act as a Pain Reliever
Orgasms act as a natural pain reliever. Generally during your period, you tend to experience cramps, feelings of sadness and depression. Orgasms release endorphins which are feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine. This can help elevate the mood. Plus, your orgasm will help smooth out your blood flow thus leading to lesser cramps.