What you need to know about period sex

What you need to know about period sex

Perhaps for many women, menstrual sex is very puzzling, because menstruation is always accompanied by pain, confusion, and the smell of blood. But this does not mean that we cannot have sex during menstruation. Sex during menstruation can also bring us benefits and enjoy sex.

Here's what you need to know about period sex.

Why are people attracted to period sex?

Menstrual sex is not mainstream and is rarely mentioned by people. Even in some cultures, menstrual sex is regarded as dirty and forbidden. At the same time, this taboo will also deepen their attractiveness, and some studies have shown that menstrual periods will change women's hormones and body odor, which in theory will increase women's attractiveness.

1. Talk to your partner

If you want to have sex during your period, communication with your partner is essential. Communication is the basis of everything. Consent is sexy. Talking about menstrual sex with your partner can also bring you closer to each other. If you both like menstrual sex, that's great. If you don't like it, learn to say no.

2. Having sex during menstruation does not mean it is disgusting

Having sex during your period doesn't have to be messy or taboo. In some cultural concepts, menstrual sex is considered dangerous, dirty, and taboo, so many people are influenced by these cultures to avoid having sex during menstruation.

However, having sex during menstruation has certain health benefits, such as pain relief, cramping, and better sleep quality.

3. You can still get pregnant

You can still get pregnant by having sex during your period. Sperm can survive in the body for a long time. Although the possibility of pregnancy during menstruation is low, don't take any chances. Therefore, if you have sex during menstruation and you don’t want to get pregnant, you must take protective measures.

4. Nearly three-quarters of people have menstrual sex

Although we rarely talk about menstrual sex, that doesn’t mean we won’t do it. According to research, more than 30% of sexually active people have sex during menstruation, and the feelings of having sex are different in different menstrual cycles. So if you're having sex more frequently during your period, you're not alone.

5. Relieve pain

Orgasm releases dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin, prolactin and other hormones, which can make you more relaxed, relieve pain, and make you happier.

6. Break down the categories of sex

Don’t limit sex to penetration, sex is more than just penetrative sex. Any behavior that brings pleasure and excitement to each other can be defined as sex. For example, common touching, hugging, kissing, clitoris and nipple stimulation, etc. can all make each other feel pleasure.

Using sex toys during menstruation is also a good choice. Not only is it more hygienic and safer, it also saves energy and can give you a great experience whether you have a partner or not. And now the sex toy industry is developing rapidly, with a lot of choices, and different functions, types, materials and colors. But you also need to pay more attention to hygiene, whether before or after use. This is not only responsible for your own health, but also can extend the service life of sex toys.

7. In the shower

If you're worried about having sex during your period, it might cause a mess and stain your bed and clothes. Consider putting a sex mat on your bed or having sex in the shower. Shower sex is very easy to clean and reduces the risk of infection. The ambiance and hot water of a steaming shower can make us feel better.

8. The risk of infection remains

Even during menstruation, don’t ignore disease infections. Many diseases are spread through body fluids or blood, so it is important to take safety precautions. And we pay more attention to hygiene and cleanliness than usual. Clean your body parts more carefully, especially the genital area, to avoid the growth of bacteria and inflammation.

9. Reduce the need for vaginal lubrication

The vagina produces blood during menstruation, which reduces the need for lubrication and allows for longer sex. But before you start having sex, don’t forget to take out your tampon to avoid being stuck in and unable to take it out.

In some cases, lubricant is still needed, such as less secretion near the end of menstruation, or if you want a smoother feeling. Then using lube can give you a better experience. If you are going to use a condom, avoid using oil-based lube, which can damage the condom.

10. Make you feel more excited

During menstruation, there is usually more intense sexual desire and need, and a greater desire for sex, and many women claim that during menstruation, the body is more sensitive and increases pleasure. For people with blood kink, period sex is undoubtedly the best stimulant.

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