5 Things To Know About Sex During Periods
‘Period Sex’, these are the two words that can make Indians choke with awkwardness, especially if they are said in the same breath.Those who’ve indulged in period sex, say it’s worth the mess. If you too are into it or are keen on giving it a shot,
here are the five things you need to know about sex during periods.
1. It’s messy, but you can minimise the mess
We won’t lie to you. Period sex is messy. Sometimes very messy. But you can minimise the mess by making a few smart decisions.
You can prevent your bed sheets from getting stained by placing a towel on the bed, additionally, you can have sex in the missionary position to limit the blood flow. Shower sex is a great idea if you don’t want to clean up, post steamy lovemaking session.
2. Period fluids make a great lube
There’s no denying the fact that wetter the sex, the better it is. If you experience dryness during normal days, or like your sex session to be extra slippery- period sex will prove to be amazing for you. Sex experts are of an opinion that menstrual blood serves as an extra lubricant during sex.
It’s said that the consistency of menstrual blood is just like that of a high-quality store-bought lube. According to sex therapist Holly Richmond, “Menstrual ‘blood’ is more than just blood — it's thickened endometrial cells married with blood from uterine arteries. It's actually a pretty great consistency for sex.”
3. Menstrual blood is not harmful for the penis
Many people still believe that menstrual blood is impure and can spoil things it comes in touch with, then no matter if it’s the phallus.
But the truth is far different from it. Menstrual blood is as normal and natural as any other bodily fluid. It is 100% organic, hence, doesn’t cause any side effects and is 100% safe for the penis.
4. It soothes menstrual cramps
Orgasms not only feel magical, but they also do a lot of magical things to your body. Endorphins released by orgasms can relieve menstrual cramps. The stronger the orgasm, the better the pain relief.
"Dopamine that is released during an orgasm kills pain and can help with that heavy feeling a lot of people report during their periods,” Richmond says. Moreover, the hormones released during orgasm help in improving symptoms of PMS such as stress, bloating and irritability. Also, vaginal area is more sensitive during that time of the month, so the pleasure can even be better during period sex than normal sex.
5. It might make your period shorter
Sexual activity can increase the rate at which endometrial debris is expelled from the body, so you might experience heavier flow than usual, but this, in turn, will shorten the duration of your menstrual cycle. You get the pleasure, you get over with your period sooner.
Can it get better? We don’t think so!
6. Pregnancy is still possible
While the chances are minute, you can still get pregnant during your period. Likelihood of pregnancy depends on the length of your menstrual cycle. Sperm can live in your body for up to seven days, so if your menstrual cycle is short, sperms can still be around when you ovulate next.
So, if you’re not planning to add another member to your family, don’t go off birth-control.
Lastly, remember that no matter how amazing a particular kind of sex is, no one should be forced into it. Sex that isn’t consensual is rape, and nothing less than that. If you don’t want to have period sex, don’t let anyone trick you into doing it by making you read this article. But yes, if you and your partner are willing, don’t let the societal stigmas stop you from taking the plunge.