Period sex? Yay or nay?
Period sex? Yay or nay?
From nasty stomach cramps to being wary of turning the whole bed into a murder scene, it is quite understandable why a lot of women do not relate to having sex during the periods.
Periods are either way, not the time when women feel supremely comfortable in their own skin, let alone thinking about getting hot and heavy.
4 reasons you MUST have sex during your periods!
What if we told you that not only period sex is absolutely safe, it actually has several health benefits as well? Infact, your periods can make sex even better! (No, we are not talking about the reduction in the odds of pregnancy.)
We are listing down 4 awesome reasons why you should get it on during periods.
Bye-bye stomach cramps
If it feels like your ovary has some personal grudges against you during menstruation, welcome to the painful periods club. If you suffer from severe cramps before and during periods, we just may have a solution for you. According to experts, having an orgasm can actually help you get rid of those crippling cramps.
While the exact reason is yet not known, apparently when you have sex when you are menstruating, orgasms help your body to get rid of prostaglandins, which are the chemical compounds responsible for period cramps.
Lubrication is not going to be a problem
If you tend to experience a little dryness down there, periods just might be the best time to have sex. Before you declare period sex as gross, it is important to remember that on an average a woman loses around two to three tablespoons of blood each month.
It may look a lot more than than that due to the presence of several other fluids. Since there is already plenty of ‘wetness’ down there, you can easily ditch the additional lubes.
Enjoy shorter periods
When you experience the big O, your muscle contract and push out fluids faster than usual. This may not only relieve period cramps but can also shorten the length of your period.
Your bond with your partner strengthens
If you are down for sexy times during your periods, it also means that you are willing to open up and be vulnerable with that one person. After all, nothing speaks intimacy like letting someone dive in your pool of blood and seeing them enjoy it.
The bottom line
While having sex during periods can be really messy, there are certain things you can do to make it a smoother experience:
1. Use towels or dark-coloured bedsheets to avoid blood stains
2. You can opt to have sex in the shower to avoid the mess altogether
3. It’s best to use a latex condom as it will protect you and your partner against STIs and pregnancy.