Let’s talk about one of the most common question that women have, but is the least talked about subject; having intercourse on your period! Should you have period sex? I’m sure we’ve all had this question at some point in our life.
Honestly, there is no reason for you to restrain from doing the deed as long as it doesn’t cause you any discomfort or pain. It is safe for both partners, except it can get a bit messy at times. There is no medicinal study that says you cannot have period sex, in fact having sex on your period can do a ton of good. If it’s not right for you, I’d never force you but let’s explore why it’s beneficial.
Why should you have period sex?
- When you get menstrual cramps, you usually get meds. Orgasms may mitigate menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are a consequence of your uterus contracting to discharge its lining. When you have a climax, the muscles of your uterus likewise contract at the point that they discharge. That discharge ought to bring some relief from period cramps.
- Sex triggers the discharge of chemicals called endorphins. The surge of endorphins eases pain, not just cramps, but migraines too. Additionally, engaging in sexual activity occupies your mood, which may help take it off your menstrual inconvenience. Also, another reward: You’ll be feeling extraordinary – with less mood swings.
- Engaging in sexual relations may make your periods shorter. Muscle contractions during a climax push out the uterine contents quicker. That could result in shorter periods.
- Due to hormonal changes, you might find sex even more pleasurable. Progesterone is a hormone discharged by the ovaries before ovulation that readies the endometrium to fertilize an egg. In the event that there are no eggs to be fertilized, your body dissects the thickened covering which brings down progesterone. Progesterone is known to lower your libido, and since that hormone is the most minimal toward the start of your cycle, your sex drive is probably going to be high. Your sex drive will keep on expanding through week two of your menstrual cycle, amid ovulation. During week two, your estrogen and testosterone levels reach their peak. Estrogen is said to boost your mood, skin, energy and sex drive. Additionally, your testosterones rise too, which makes you very horny. Also, you’re more likely to get pregnant during this period because of ovulation. After the initial two weeks of your menstrual cycle, your hormone levels begin to drop, which causes PMS side effects, vaginal dryness, irritability.
- Don’t have to worry about lubrication! Introducing lube in your bedroom can enhance your sexual life, but fortunately, when you have period intercourse, blood acts a natural lubricant.
In conclusion, it’s absolutely normal to have sex on your period but there are still a few things you need to keep in mind before you do get down to work. Using protection while having period sex is still important as the risk of contracting a STI (sexually transmitted infections) may be the highest. Protection is strongly advocated to eliminate the risk. Also, while the odds may not that be high – periods do not protect you from getting pregnant. You have should use protection anyway unless you want to get pregnant.
So, the next time you are on your menstrual cycle – don’t think twice. Just because you’re on your period, doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy one of the greatest pleasures of life!