W e talked with Tara Ford, a physician assistant at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Purchase, New York, to learn everything you should know about having sex during menstruation — the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Arousal is different for every woman, and some may be too distracted by their period and its annoyances to actually get in the mood for sex. But for others, menstruation could actually be a turn-on of sorts. Plus, your flow can serve as extra lubrication during sex, which can also increase pleasure. If you typically use a store-bought lubricant to help with dryness during sex , this may be your week to go natural.
Is It Safe to Have Sex During Your Period? | Everyday Health
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Originally published January 24, Sexual activity during menstruation is considered taboo in some cultures 1. Since women and people with cycles menstruate for about a quarter of a month, avoiding sex during menstruation often requires negotiation or discomfort in relationships 1.
Though period sex can be a bit messy, it is safe. Orgasms may relieve menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are a result of your uterus contracting to release its lining.
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