Fact Friday | Period Sex

We all know that sex is amazing. But did you know that period sex can be even more amazing? That’s right, ladies and gentlemen! Period sex comes with a whole host of benefits, both physical and mental. And with the help of some great positions and a little bit of creativity, you can make your period sex even better than before. Here’s what you need to know about how to make your period sex awesome.

The Physical Benefits of Period Sex.

There are a lot of reasons why you should be having sex on your period. For one, it can help relieve cramps and other period symptoms. Orgasms release endorphins, which are natural painkillers, so getting off can help ease some of the discomfort that comes along with your time of the month.

Plus, having sex on your period can actually make it shorter. That’s because orgasms can cause uterine contractions, which are thought to help expel the menstrual blood faster. So if you’re looking to get your period over with sooner, getting busy between the sheets is one way to do it!

And finally, let’s not forget that period sex can be really enjoyable! If you’re comfortable and enjoying yourself, there’s no reason not to go for it – even if you’re bleeding a little bit. In fact, some people even find that they’re more aroused when they’re on their period. So if you’ve been curious about trying period sex, there’s no time like the present!

The Mental Benefits of Period Sex.

In addition to the physical benefits, there are also mental benefits to having sex on your period. For many women, increased libido is one of the first signs that their period is coming. This is due to the rise in oestrogen levels. Taking advantage of this increase in libido can help you to feel more connected to your body and more in tune with your menstrual cycle. It can also help to alleviate stress and anxiety related to your period.

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How to Make Your Period Sex Amazing.

If you want to make your period sex amazing, there are a few things you can do. First of all, make sure you communicate with your partner about what you’re comfortable with. Some people are okay with penetration during menstruation, while others prefer other types of sexual activity (like oral sex or manual stimulation). It’s important that everyone involved is on the same page before things get started.

Using a product like a menstrual cup or tampon makes activities like manual stimulation and oral sex really easy, and take away the stress of worrying about potential blood stains. You can even have sex while wearing a menstrual cup! Though the tab of the cup may poke your partner if you are using one that doesn’t have a rounded nub.

Period sex can be a bit messy, so it’s important to talk about what you’re both comfortable with before getting started. If you’re not comfortable with getting blood on your partner, you can try using a menstrual cup or condom to help contain the flow. And if you’re worried about stains, dark sheets or towels can help prevent any unwanted blemishes. I recommend using a towel under you, and having a wet-wipe or towel handy for afterward if there is any quick clean up of you or your partner needed.

By using a towel underneath the two of you, you also won’t need to worry about stripping the entire bed, and you can just pop the towel in the laundry. Or even better, have sex in the bath or the shower!

Finally, don’t forget to use protection! You may be less likely to get pregnant during this time of the month, but there is still a small chance it could happen. Using condoms or another form of birth control is always a good idea. Plus, barrier methods will also protect you from STDs/STIs – so it’s a win-win! Following these simple tips should help ensure that both you and your partner have an amazing experience when engaging in sexual activity during menstruation.

The Best Positions for Period Sex.

The Spooning Position.

The spooning position is a great option for period sex as it’s intimate and can help reduce any mess. It can also be a nice gentle position if you are someone who experience quite a bit of breast tenderness and back ache as these parts of your body will not be under pressure. To get into this position, simply have your partner spoon behind you while you lie on your side.

The Missionary Position.

The missionary position is a classic for a reason – it’s intimate and easy to do when you’re on your period. Plus, this position allows for your body to be stretched slightly and warmed at the womb if you are experiencing cramps. It’s a great excuse to use your partner as a human hot water bottle / heating pad. To get into this position, simply have your partner enter you from above while you lie on your back with your legs bent at the knees.

Conclusion

While some have a religious aversion to period sex, a number of people are simply nervous because they think it will be super messy, but it doesn’t need to be that way. With a little planning ahead (get those towels ready, or warm up the shower) there is nothing to it. It is important to talk with your partner about what you are both comfortable with, and if you want, you can give it a try. Start out on a light flow day and take it from there.

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