Doctors say that having sex during periods is safe and normal

Doctors say that having sex during periods is safe and normal

Sex during periods? It may sound weird but it is definitely better than what it sounds. With the taboos attached with menstruation, it’s slightly difficult to stomach this apprehension. There are many questions popping in your head as you read this- is it safe? Will I like it or (most importantly) will my partner like it? Let’s take it slow and get you through the benefits of having sex during your periods.

Safe sex

First comes safety! According to Tara Ford, New York-based physician assistant at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Purchase, if a person feels comfortable, there is no harm in having sex throughout the month, without having to take a break. 

Ford, while addressing the concerns of women said that it’s okay if they see dark red-brown clumps during the intercourse – it is just older blood and cells in uterine linings.  

It helps in reducing period cramps

Doctors believe that orgasm can help relieve cramps and PMS. Not for all, but for some women, menstruation could be a turn-on because of the higher estrogen by day 3.”Some women report that they feel more aroused and more sensitive around this time,” says Ford. 

Like all the five fingers, every couple is different. Instead of assuming that your partner might feel grossed, spring it on him or her even if things get hot and heavy. More often than not it is the menstruating person who resists, not the other half. “Good communication can lead to great sex at any time during the month,” she added.  

Barriers are important

Protected sex is important, especially during menstrual sex. To make it less messy, disposable menstrual cup or a female condom can reduce the amount of blood coming out during the intercourse. If not, a regular condom is always a good option.

It is a misconception that women can’t get pregnant during periods. “Some periods last more than a week and sometimes a woman’s ovulation can overlap with menstruation,” said Ford. Sperms can live up to 3-5 days and unprotected sex, even during periods, can lead to unwanted pregnancy.

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