Period sex is something not many of us are comfortable with. Sure, for some, it’s as normal as the sun rising every morning. But there are others who never even want to try it. And, well, both sides have their own legit reasons for their opinions. However, if you’ve been thinking about giving it a shot then you might as well know what lies in store for you. Here are 10 pros and cons of having sex during your periods!
Con 1: You can still get pregnant during your period!
It’s a myth when people say you can’t get pregnant during your periods. Sure, you're less likely to get pregnant than when you're ovulating but depending on the length of your menstrual cycle, there are still chances that you can get pregnant during your periods. So whatever you do, don’t skip the protection if you choose to have sex during periods!
Pro 1: But at least you’ll be in the mood almost always!
It’s that time of the month when most women are at their horniest. Of course, you could be the exception to the rule and that’s completely fine. However, mostly, you’ll find yourself craving more physical attention and touch while you're on your period.
Con 2: Period sex is smelly
Sex on your periods will be smelly because the blood that comes out gives off a stench. It’s as simple as that. No matter how much you try to ignore the stench in the heat of the moment, it’s definitely something both you and your partner need to be prepared for.
Pro 2: But it kills the cramps
Cramps? What are those? When you orgasm, your body releases endorphins and dopamine which are natural painkillers. How about that, huh? We’ve had it in ourselves to cure those painful and annoying cramps all the while!
Con 3: It also gets super messy
Period sex won’t be a clean affair. Make sure you have a covering over your bed sheet in case you do end up ruining it. You might also want to consider doing it in the shower for the first time.
Pro 3: But, hey, it can shorten your period!
Yes! Every time you have an orgasm, your uterine lining is shed at a faster pace. So the more orgasms you have, the more you will shed which can easily cut down the length of your menstrual cycle!
Con 4: You have very limited positions to try
Well, here is how it goes. You definitely don’t want your partner going down on you, for obvious reasons, when you have sex during periods. And you being on top will also be a super weird position. Mostly, it will be the most simple with you lying in missionary position, unless you and your partner are comfortable enough to try and experiment more.
Pro 4: However, it helps you achieve another level of intimacy
Having period sex helps you achieve another level of intimacy in your relationship. Think about it, if you are actually opening up to somebody enough to let them see you at your most vulnerable and, um, bloody self and they are open enough to welcome this with open arms, then that has to mean something, right?
Con 5: Your chances of getting an infection are higher
During your period, your cervix is more open to let the blood and the uterus lining out because of which you are susceptible to catching more infections (yeast or bacterial and even STDs) during period sex than you would be on any other regular day. Make sure you use condoms to keep this to the minimum!
Pro 5 - But at least you don’t need extra lubrication
In case you’re someone who is usually on the dry side, rejoice! Your period blood is all the lube you'll need. Yes, it’s blood; but, it’s natural and as long as your partner is wearing a condom, you’re good to go!GIFs: Giphy