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Red Hot! Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Period Sex

For all the sexual taboos that have been dismantled, period sex is still a big one. So, whether you’re nervous about experimenting into the wide world of period sex for the first time or have been an enthusiats for years but still worry about the logistic, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about getting down and dirty (pun intended!). Here’s everything that you should know about period sex and tons of ways to maximise pleasure when doing it!

Can You Have Sex On Your Period?
First things first, plenty of people tend to get confused if having sex while PMSing is okay and the answer is a definite yes. In fact, it can be particularly pleasurable. Several hormonal changes happen during your period—namely increased estrogen and testosterone levels that can lead to intensified arousal. Plus, your vagina is considerably more open during these days, so if there’s a position that didn’t work out in the past, now would be a good time to try it.

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Benefits Of Period Sex
One of the biggest benefits of period sex is increased pleasure. When you’re on your period, your hormones are in overdrive, which means it can b easier for you to orhasm from touch or penetration. Plus, orgasms can also help ease period cramps since orgasms release feel-good chemicals like oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Oh also, you don’t need any lube for period sex!

Can You Get Pregnant While Having Period Sex?
Totally! It’s possible for you to get pregnant during your period as opposed to popular myths, so don’t forget to use your birth control method.

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Have Sex In The Shower
Period sex can make plenty of people uncomfortable, and if you’re one of them, it would be a good idea to do it in the shower. The cleansing shower setting can help loosen inhibitions and will be easy for both you and your partner.

Increased Blood Flow
Period sex is always going to be a bit of a messy affair, but you might notice more blood than expected, even if your period is fairly light. The reason for the same is that orgasms can increase the rate at which endometrial debris is expelled from the body.

How to Fool-Proof Your Period

When it comes to your monthly flow, unexpected intermissions can be quite an unwelcome surprise, especially if getting pregnant is not on your to-do list.

If you’d rather be without child for the near future, it’s important to stay on top of your cycle and fertility to avoid any baby bumps in the road, as it were. Here are a few ways to stay menstrual-ly responsible.

Timing is everything

So you got your period… and now you want to know when it’s safe to have unprotected sex. NEVER! Just kidding (kind of). While only protected sex can offer the kind of assurance you might be after, there are ways to track your fertility throughout the month.

Know your off-days

The truth is that you’re not fertile every day of the month. Tracking your fertility can be a bit of a balancing act. To stay safe, you have to know when you’re ovulating.

Ovulation typically occurs between days 11 and 21 of a menstral cycle when a fertile egg is released, but it actually only happens for just one day — wild, right? Even crazier, the egg only lives for about 4 to 12 hours.

So, outside this ten-ish day window where you might be ovulating (more on that later), you actually can’t get pregnant. Keep in mind, sperm can live in the body for around 3 to 5 days, so that can widen your window a bit.

Sources:

https://greatist.com/health/safe-period#days-you-arent-fertile

https://www.femina.in/relationships/love-sex/red-hot-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-period-sex-233369.html

https://www.health.com/condition/menstruation/period-sex

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/sex-during-periods

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