The way most people talk about period sex, you'd think it was a natural disaster you'd try and run from as fast as you can — and to be fair, sometimes it feels like a flood. But surely not all women see it that way. In this week's Sex Talk RealnessCosmopolitan.
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.
For a long time, the idea of having sex on your period was a complete no-no - for both men and women. It was considered unclean or just unsavory. But, thankfully, attitudes are changing and around a third of couples interviewed by Simpatic.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Sex is one of the greatest pleasures life has to offer, second only to cheese, and followed by chocolate. Solo sex, partnered sex, quiet sex, kinky sex, you name it. Whatever positions you like, I promise it's better when you're bleeding.
Period sex is like pizza: If you want it, you deserve it. You're a human being whose sexual needs don't switch off when blood starts coming out of you. If sex during your period really isn't your thing, though, that's cool too — more on that ahead.
Not to mention if you have a heavy flow, when the idea of anything near your vagina other than a tampon, pad or menstrual cup seems like a recipe for carnage. While you can see some of the reasons for choosing to avoid it, there are other people out there who find sex during their period to be a positive experience. In fact there are some people who enjoy period sex so much they actively seek it out.
During your reproductive years, you will get a period roughly once a month. It's safe for both partners. Having sex on your period is entirely safe, although it can sometimes get messy.