There are pros and cons to having intimacy while you’re on your period. Find out all about it and find expert advice on how to have sex when you’re on your period in this article. And remember: you can still get pregnant if you have intimacy even if you’re menstruating!
What happens if you have intimacy on your days?
During your reproductive years, you will have your period about once a month. Unless it is uncomfortable or painful, there is no reason to avoid intimacy during menstruation. It is safe for both partners.
It is completely safe to have intimacy during menstruation, although it can sometimes be cumbersome. However, as with everything else associated with menstruation, you should be prepared. It’s always a good idea to discuss this with your partner so that you don’t catch him or her off guard.
If you’re wearing a tampon, take it out and put a towel on the bed, as menstruation can create a bit of a crime scene on your sheets (bloods all around). You can even get creative and enjoy some time together in the shower.
Remember to use protection even if you are menstruating. You are more vulnerable to getting an STI, and there is still a chance of getting pregnant. Make sure you use an appropriate method of contraception. Respect your body and be safe with your partner.
Advantages of having intimacy during menstruation:
-Relief from menstrual cramps
We take medication when we have menstrual pain. But, having an orgasm is an even better and more natural way to relieve our pain. The muscles of the uterus contract when we have an orgasm. After contracting they relax, giving you some relief from menstrual cramps. In addition, orgasms can release feel-good endorphins.
– Less need for lubrication
Using lubricants in bed can make intimacy more pleasurable. Luckily, when you have intimacy during menstruation, blood acts as a natural lubricant. This is one of the best advantages of having intimacy while you’re menstruating, as many people don’t get enough lubrication from excitement alone. When you’re menstruating, it’s simply extra fluid in your genitals, which makes things flow better. It never gets better than this!
– Shorter periods
Having intimacy can shorten menstruation. Uterine contractions during orgasm can speed up the time it takes for your uterine lining to shed.
– More pleasurable intercourse
For many women, having intimacy during menstruation can be even more pleasurable than intercourse at other times of the month. This is due to changes in your libido throughout the menstrual cycle caused by hormonal fluctuations.
– Fewer headaches
According to a 2013 study published in Cephalalalgia, having intimacy during menstruation can reduce migraine and cluster headache pain for some women.
Intimacy during menstruation: possible consequences
Although having intimacy during menstruation comes with many positives, it also comes with some negatives:
– It can be cumbersome
Having intimacy when you are menstruating can be cumbersome. There is always the possibility of getting blood on yourself, your partner and the sheets. This can be even more of an issue if you have a heavy flow. What’s more, your concern about the bloody scene may stop you having fun during intimacy.
– Risk of STIs
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, having intimacy during menstruation increases the risk of acquiring or transmitting an STI, such as HIV. The virus can be present in your menstrual blood. For this reason, doctors strongly recommend the use of a condom to minimise the risk.
– It may be smelly
Menstrual blood can often have an unpleasant odour. Although neither you nor your partner will focus on the smell when you are in the throes of arousal, you should be prepared.
– Positions are limited
First, oral intimacy may make you uncomfortable when you are menstruating. In fact, your partner may avoid oral intercourse when you are menstruating. Second, because of gravity, the position of the woman on top is also not a good idea. The best position is lying down.
Can a girl get pregnant when she is menstruating?
Although the chances of getting pregnant during menstruation are lower, it is not impossible.
Whether you can get pregnant depends on when you ovulate in your cycle. The day of ovulation varies between women. You can only get pregnant after having intimacy during menstruation if you ovulate early in your cycle, or if your period is much longer than the average five days.
If you are curious about your ovulation patterns, you can track your cycle using the menstruation calendar and ovulation calendar. You will get the most accurate predictions of your menstruation and ovulation after using them for several months.
Another thing to keep in mind is the lifespan of sperm. Sperm can live in your uterus for up to 4 or 5 days. If you have had intimacy towards the end of your period, those sperm will be present when you ovulate.
Should you use a condom when you have sex during menstruation?
There are two main reasons why you should avoid unprotected intercourse during menstruation:
– Although it is less likely, it is always possible that you can get pregnant. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should use protection every time you have intimacy. You can use some form of contraception, such as a condom or birth control pills.
– Having intimacy during menstruation can increase your chances of getting an STI. Viruses such as HIV can be present in menstrual blood, so it is essential to use a condom to minimise the chances of getting infected.
How to have sex when you are menstruating:
If you want to make intercourse during menstruation less awkward and uncomfortable, follow these helpful tips:
Share with your partner how you feel about having intimacy when you are menstruating. Be honest and share your feelings. Ask him or her how he or she feels, too. If either of you are hesitant and find the experience uncomfortable, it is preferable to postpone intimacy.
Cover the sheets with a towel, as your menstruation can turn them into a crime scene.
Make sure you have wet wipes on hand to clean up after intercourse.
If you are wearing a tampon, don’t forget to remove it before intimacy.
A latex condom is preferable because it will protect you both from STIs and pregnancy.
Some positions can be uncomfortable when you have intimacy during your period. Try something different and try a position that is more comfortable for both of you.
Can you have oral intimacy while you are menstruating?
If both partners agree, oral intimacy during menstruation does not have to be forbidden. If you decide to go for it, you might want to focus on the clitoris.
Even if it’s okay to have oral intimacy when you’re menstruating, keep in mind that there may be some smells that can make the pleasurer feel uncomfortable in this situation. Also, your vagina will taste more “metallic”. This can ruin the moment.
Intercourse involves a variety of flows and excretions, including sweat, urine, sperm, and even faecal matter (if you like anal intimacy). So menstrual blood doesn’t have to be a bodily excretion that deters you from having intimacy.